Thursday, May 22, 2014

Commission

Refers to the act of hiring someone to execute a certain work of art or set of artworks.

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So I took my first plein air plunge today and met a fellow artist friend, Miriam, for lunch and sketching. She and I are are also doing a mural so we did have a little business to discuss too. Afterwards we exchanged journals and talked about teaching classes and she got me a gig teaching class, once a week, to do art journaling! How exciting!...well, if anyone shows up it will be exciting!! lol


So as we were sitting there sketching, talking and having general fun the owner of the Jongo Java came over and sat down with us. He offered Miriam and I, a 38' wall inside the store to display our work for the month of August! PLUS a grand opening party with free beer and wine....really?  Have you seen how LARGE a 38' wall is?? lol After leaving that afternoon I went and ordered 30x30 canvases....so I will be finally taking my art to the next level! This is something I have always wanted to do...check off the bucket list!!

And of course, a picture of the front of the restaurant, so you can compare my drawing to reality! I cleaned up the front a bit, it's way too cluttered for my taste. This was the view from where I was seated.

So, teaching classes starting in June and a HUGE show in August.....thud.

22 comments:

Anna said...

Congratulations Sandee!! See I told you that you were good enough and not to doubt yourself!! Can't wait to see what you do with those 30 x 30 canvases!! Love the Coffee House watercolor!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

How exciting! Congrats! :)

kathleen codyrachel said...

Oh my it never rains (only goodness) but it pours so very happy for you - can't wait to here what happens at opening!

mytherapyroom said...

Soooo happy for you my friend!! I also can't wait to see what you come up with on the 30x30 canvas. I know it's going to be awesome!
Huggsss
Yvonne

Jean said...

Picking you up off the floor! HOW COOL!!!! I am excited and happy and proud and just a wee bit jealous --- of course I have along way to go to become as good as you! LOVE YA AND YOUR WORK! I'd come to class if I lived anywhere near there!!!

Daniella said...

Congratulations! Sounds amazing!!
xxDaniella

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Can't wait to hear about what the future holds!

Pakrat said...

Oh this is so exciting!! Congrats!

Sandy said...

Jumping up and down with this wonderful news.. Wowsers so much happened in a day for you.. (((hugs))) Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful canvases you are going to make.. Congratulations oh I am beyond excited for you.. :)
Sandy :)

Donna Lueders said...

Congratulations, you soooo deserve everything that is happening to you right now. Iknew it would happen sooner or later, you are so fantastic. I am so happy for you and also a little envious. LOL keep us posted.

Ya Ya said...

Sandee, it is so wonderful to see so many exciting things happening for you. For all the help you have given us, your reward is coming to fruition. Congratulations and let it keep coming your way. There is nothing more deserving than a giving heart :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

it#s just fantastic!
Love this!
♥♥♥

Carole Z said...

Sadee, I'm forever saying 'wow' when I visit your blog...fabulous! If I lived near you I would be first in the queue for your classes because you really are the Queen of journalling! Congrats on the gig, so deserved...looking forward to seeing the mural already! Hugs Carole Z X

kmd said...

Congrats! Wish I lived closer to be able to see it...but I'm sure you'll post pictures :-)

Classygirl said...

You go girl! So happy for you! This is wonderful. I love reading all of your news and seeing all of creations. You are inspiring. Good luck with it all! Up and onward!

Pam said...

Congratulations my sweet bloggy friend! Exciting things happening for you and you deserve every one!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

I am so happy and excited for you. I mean seriously overjoyed. This is so wonderful. Watch out world here comes Sandee

Nancy said...

congratulations! August- it's not that far away. What fun and good luck.

marionarmitage said...

Congrats on the teaching class, the mural and the displaying of your work.. Wow am so happy for you... Am waiting to see the 30 x 30 canvas as well. You will be one busy lady..
If I was closer to you , I would love to be signed up in your class. Love your work.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

VERY cool! Congratulations. I know your class will be a success as will your exclusive art showing in August!

I like your drawing of the front of the cafe too. Much too cluttered for my taste (oh, but if you saw my house you'd wonder about that statement).

Hugs,
Kay

PS - watched one of your videos on youtube - great job!!!

Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell said...

Sandee I am so proud of you!! You are just flying high!! We love what you do and share with us. God Bless. !!!

CC said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the opening!