Be careful what you wish for....

..cuz you just might get it. I think that's how the saying goes. Though I think you're supposed to use that saying when you're not happy with what you've wished for.   I'm the complete opposite. I'm extremely grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way in the last month.

It's been a very busy month for me.  In June, I was getting ready for my first "real" art show,  ArtFest Midwest. It was held at the Varied Industries building at the beautiful Iowa State Fairgrounds on June 28th and 29th.  Wow, what an experience!  I met so many interesting people, vendors and customers both.  I even sold a few pieces. :) I had more people tell me how happy my work made them. That's a wonderful thing to hear. My favorite comment of the weekend was "Your work has such great energy! I just want to stand in your booth and absorb the happy!"  Awesome.

My booth. Basic and does the job! Come in and absorb the happy!

My booth. Basic and does the job! Come in and absorb the happy!

Right after ArtFest, I got a call from a friend of mine who is the co-founder of City Sounds, a project to put public pianos in Des Moines, asking if I would be interested in painting one of the pianos. Ummm, HELL YES!  So I quickly got to work on that project.  Again, another fantastic learning experience!  Having never painted what is basically outdoor furniture, I had to reach out to other artists online and do a lot of research thru Google university, to figure out the best way to tackle the piano.  But basically since the piano is outside 24/7 and this is Iowa, it will not last forever. And it's not supposed to.  The other piano was done by Jon Pearson and Rachel Buse with Art Beacon.  Their piano is located on E.4th and Locust, across from the yummy Zombie Burger.  My piano is located outside the Des Moines Public Library.  Both will be out until mid October. If you're in town, stop and play!!

Workers installing the piano at the Central Des Moines Public Library

Workers installing the piano at the Central Des Moines Public Library

And last but certainly not least, I was interviewed this morning for a weekly local TV segment called "In The Artist's Studio".  I'll post a link to that when it's available!

Wow, seriously, be careful what you wish for! Because if you want something, you can have it! I wanted to be "out there" with my art and here I am! 

Time flies...

Playing around

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