I got back from Florida last night after a long flight and I’m still recovering from the travel and the time difference. But I am so glad I went. First of all, it was so great to see my work hanging up at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery after dedicating myself to preparing for this show for the past months. They really did a great job hanging all the paintings. I was so excited to finally meet Suzanne Clements who worked her butt off helping me to prepare for the show and was instrumental in me even getting the show! It’s always fun to meet people in 3D that you have known online. I think I found Suzanne’s blog back in 2005 when I first started blogging as well as really honing in on my dream to paint. She has been an inspiration to me these past two years. She was a great host too on my one full day in Melbourne.
Here we are at the gallery on the morning of the opening reception.
I actually don’t have any pictures of the opening reception as I was too busy talking to people who came by. It was all a blur really. But I had a lot of fun and everyone was so nice. I have to say that the people in Melbourne are really friendly and down to earth.
I was so excited to meet Roben-Marie Smith of Paper Bag Studios in person after admiring her mixed media work for years. It was so nice of her to drive all the way out to the opening. I hope we will get to hang out again in the future in a more calm setting!
I do have photos of the show before the reception that I will post soon. But for now here is one:
Thank you to all who left comments wishing me well for the show! I had a great time.