Monday, December 19, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Yeah, if you want a snazzy bathroom look, you have to do the dirty work yourself. I got the sink & faucet from eBay and installed it myself. It took awhile, several trips to the hardware store. Those Ace guys really got sick of me, I'm sure. But I figured it out. Had to reinforce the wall with plywood in order to mount the sink. The kitchen was on the opposite wall. So that helped a lot with that bit of plumbing. I was working both ends of the pipe, so to speak.
There is more to getting a gallery ready for a show
than I ever realized. Aside from
getting the gallery space presentable, I still had to revamp the living space which will also affect exhibits. After all, the bathroom and kitchen area will be used during gallery openings. So these areas have to look artistic and polished.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
We opened the Gallery Saturday night the 29th for the Art Walk halloween party. We were serving Cosmo martinis and had quite a few visitors to the gallery as a result. I'd estimate 60 people came by. Along with the cocktails we served chocolate toes and fingers and apple slices with caramel. Yumm. Everyone looked at the drawings and some inquired about the pricing. We didn't actually sell a piece yet.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
This Saturday night October 29 the Long Beach East Village Art association will host a special halloween party. My gallery will be open from 6:30 pm until 10 pm that evening. Wrist banded halloweeners get a free cup of "special brew" at my gallery. Look for the Jack-O-Lantern in my window. The show, Dancing with Demons, will be on the walls.
Friday, October 21, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
I moved in September 12, 2005. I was hoping to finish the kitchen installation and other living requirements as well as get a gallery show up and running by October 8th. It's been taking forever. I fell off the ladder on Labor Day!! just to make matters more difficult. So, the pain in my back has slowed everything down. My dog, Jack, seems to be adjusting fairly well. He sits in the display window everyday and guards the artwork. I need to get some photos up on this blog to give this project a reality look. Today October 19th I have hired someone to resolve my kitchen plumbing problem and hook up my gallery pendant lighting and ceiling fan. Before I moved in the "kitchen" was a closet. The former tenant didn't cook but always ate out. Wow! That's expensive. I have put in the cabinets, countertop and a nice sink. I'm not getting a stove. I'll use a hotplate and my microwave.