Saturday, 17 May 2008

Update on the Big News!

I met with Anita today. We sat drinking hot chocolate in our favourite seats at Costa Coffee (facing the window, so that we can watch the birds and the people passing by), and discussed our upcoming exhibition. We were so engrossed in conversation that we didn’t even notice that the café had closed! When we finally looked round we realised that we were the only customers there, the staff had cleaned up, and they were waiting for us to leave! Hunched over forms and a diagram of the exhibition space, Anita enjoyed telling the staff there that we were having a “business meeting”!

We made some important decisions during our “meeting”. We calculated that I will have about five metres of space to exhibit my paintings - not that I have many paintings to choose from, but it means I will be able to exhibit two triptychs instead of just one. Our theme will be “Emotions” and we will be exhibiting under the name (drum roll please)… “The Escape Artists”! We thought this was fitting as we both escape depression through art. I won’t be exhibiting the Leaf triptych this time as I don’t feel it fits in with the theme, but I am in the process of painting another, which I will post more about when it is finished. Anita will be exhibiting about five paintings of people in different relationships, and four large abstract paintings.

I feel more excited about it today than I have been during the week. I’m completely amazed that Anita wants us to be known as a “duo” rather than just individual artists, and wants us to do more exhibitions together in the future. Wow, that’s loyalty and belief! (Am I really that good??) I can’t wait until Anita has her website up and running so that you can see some of her amazing work. Here is one of her beautiful portraits of two of my nephews, which I have been “looking after” for her. It is entitled “Brotherly Love”. As usual the photography isn’t all that.

4 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I LOVE the title of your exhibit :)

So nice to have a friend to team up with for artistic adventures. Look forward to seeing pics of your exhibit.

Undaunted said...

Thanks Jafabrit :)

Rosa Murillo said...

WOW! congratulations Miss Undaunted! I also love the name of your exhibit! I look forward to see the tryptich!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Rosa :)

My confidence levels are all over the place - when I'm with Anita her enthusiasm is contagious, but when I'm without her I feel scared! Jafabrit is right, it's nice to have a friend to team up with - I don't think I could do it without her.