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03 December 2009

Straightening with Fun Tack

Posted by PicasaMore views of my solo show at the Spiral Press Cafe.

I've been squirming about how crooked the paintings had become so this morning I drove to the hardware store where a helpful gentleman directed me to "Fun Tack" in the little stationary section. Off to the cafe with it and a small level.
It was fun to putter around as the cafe wasn't too crowded and there were a few artists there who introduced themselves and commented on different, favorite pieces. I was pleased to hear Phyllis, a local artist, bring up the psychological element of my two "figures on the beach" paintings. To me it signaled that she had really looked at the paintings. More than glanced. Ahhhh.
And another artist had been strolling around the cafe, coffee in hand. When we introduced ourselves he admitted, "I'm taking lessons from you this morning." The effect of the kindness of strangers simply cannot be overrated. Thank you all. And to remain humble I should also say that last week one of the cafe patrons told my friend that the work was all junk and he had much better stuff for sale. He was a mite embarrassed when I introduced myself............. but it's okay. To each his own. :)


Melanie Sherman said...

Oh dear lord. The patron must have wanted the floor to open up so he could drop into the abyss.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Your paintings look wonderful at the cafe, Dale! Good for you for putting yourself out there. I did a solo show at our town library in September and at the time, thought it was a lot of work for nothing. But someone took my card and bought a painting two months later.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks for the Fun Tack hint. I need some, too. Your show looks great. I especially like the row boats against the wall color.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Hi Janelle and Pam,

Thank you both. Those rowboats do look good with the wall colors.
And exactly right, Janelle, on getting yourself out there. It is a lot of work (not to mention costs of framing). But it's who we are and what we do. Until we've had enough and are ready for a reclusive phase..... :)

Anonymous said...

Junk? Maybe it doesn't please him, but it is NOT junk! I have seen enough junk to know.


Connie said...

Your work is wonderful and is displayed beautifully! Congratulations on a lovely show!

Dick Rink said...

Wow, great show you have there Dale! I was not able to follow you for a while, but you added some great work to your collection.

Never mind the unjustified junk-comment. Just remember the sincere words of your fellow painters.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Hi Mel, 9, Connie, and Dick and thanks for your comments. :)

Celeste Bergin said...

well that made me laugh (the critic criticizes)..what is fun tack?