Wednesday, August 10, 2011

not November

So the show at the Bistro was a success. It was so good to see my friends and colleagues come out to support the arts effort in Ruston. Just before the show went up, the Manager of the venue pulled the plug on the one large piece I had planned on including. No hard feelings. He said it wasn't close enough to Christmastime to put it up, which at first I thought was funny. He said, "Talk to me again in November." I never considered these two massive Christmas ornaments as Christmas decor. They had become to me nothing more than interesting subject matter. When I stepped back and took a more objective approach, I could see why he thought hanging the painting in August was inappropriate. I am not sure I had ever had such an experience with disassociation before. Interesting.

At any rate, Merry Christmas to you all. And if you are on my card list, don't be too surprised or disappointed to see the image again in your mailbox come December.


  1. Your painting is very Escher-like. That's from Jon. I think it's beautiful. They should have let you put it up, Christmas or not!

  2. Hi Julie, love this painting and really enjoy painting this subject matter myself. Your experience with the manager reminds me of a similar experience I had today. I have these beautiful pink and red sparkly Christmas decorations that I've been burning to paint (love reflections and sparkles!!), but as soon as I started setting them up to paint, I was told "It's not Christmas time yet!!" I replied, "It doesn't matter". But then doubt crept in and I didn't paint them.

  3. I love this!!! You are soooo very talented! I love your art! -Francesca


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