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linley.plester

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You are all invited to the opening of course, and the big draw card is that it will be displaying some of MY paintings!  :2funny:
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Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 11:28:53 PM
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Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 01:54:34 AM
Thankyou, Dennis.


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Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 03:40:44 AM
 :yippee:   That's exciting!!! I hope you'll post some snaps for us of the event!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 04:51:26 AM
It's certainly a big deal for me. I'm not expecting to sell many paintings. As I understand it it's not a high sales venue, but just the experience of getting ready for it has been/is invaluable, and I'll get to meet a whole new group of local artists and see their work. I'll post pics if I can. My only camera is my phone which has it's limitations on anything more distant than 3 metres.Thanks for the good wishes.


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Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 07:39:14 AM
Linley,

This is all so exciting.  I know it's a lot of work, but it gets easier once you've done it a few times.  Best part is meeting other artists.  I have made so many new friends at these shows.

Enjoy it.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 03:05:31 AM
Sales or no, it's still very exciting to me! Have a blast!  :yippee:
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Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 02:56:25 AM
Go Linley🎉 and enjoy yourself  :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 08:03:25 AM
Yaaaaay!!!!! Linley! Sales? your going to hit it out of the park!!! Your the best!!!
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Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 04:18:21 PM
Thankyou... tomorrow is delivery day, with the big opening in the evening. It's taken blood (many sliced fingers from mat cutting and mounting)  :sweat: (hot hot weather Oliver sudden) and  :'(   :crazy2: (of frustration... I'm not very good at Matt cutting!)but apart from varnish drying on the last frame, it's boxed and ready for delivery. I'm excited and nervous... not because I fear my paintings won't be good enough ( its an exhibition of Recreational artists, so they allow imperfect work) But because they have strict standards for presentation, and since I've done all the mats myself, and I'm using 2nd hand frames, I fear they may sniff and refuse them entry.  :thankyou: all for the encouragements.  They've really been a boost to my spirits. Promise to post photos if I can get them . In the meantime I need an emojis for fingers crossed. Now I'm looking forward to starting actually painting again. Which Class shall I start with... they are all so interesting!


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Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 04:51:27 PM
I'm excited for you, Linley.  If you get a chance to help with spotting and hanging, do it if you can.  I learn so much when I get a chance to look closely at each painting to pick the best place for it in the show.

aloha

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Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 04:39:09 AM
Thanks, Mea. I'm a newbie to the group, so I don't know if they'd trust me to do anything complicated, but I'll grab the chance if I can. Now I have to get some sleep so that I'm reasonably compis mentas (forgive the spelling please) and can actually function enough to help if asked. Actually too excited to sleep.  It's like Christmas... :D


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Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 05:04:48 AM
The exhibition opened last night. I expected support from you lot (and got it) butI was surprised and gratified by the number of local well-wishers I had, despite the number down and out at the moment with the latest nasty virus. Two managed to attend, and one brought me flowers! I had thought it might be a bit boring, but I had a wonderful time. Even sold a card (bought by a friend who wanted a reminder of the occasion). Only photos so far are of me with flowers beside two of my paintings. I take others when I do gallery duty next Friday.


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Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 06:54:55 AM
Oh, Linley, you look so radiant and lovely and your paintings look great.  How sweet of your friend to bring you flowers. If I were there, I would have brought you a lei.

So happy you got to experience an artists reception as an artist.  It's a time to dress up, feel special, and meet other artists and folks who admire art.

Good for you.

aloha

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Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 10:45:40 AM
Linley,  you looked beautiful and so happy. Lovely thought on behalf of your friend to present you with flowers. Thanks for sharing this with us and wishing you good luck with sales.  Patricia
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