Patti Edmon Altered Attic: Dishy Divas...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dishy Divas...



Dishy Divas, a group figurative show, opens tonight in Lexington at New Editions Gallery. The show is co-hosted by Skirt Magazine, publisher of my favorite book, Life is a Verb - 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful and Live Intentionally, written by Patti Digh. She and David Robinson are helping me do just that; I'm halfway through the Life is a Verb Coaching Class, on my journey to living my wild and precious life.
Two of my mixed media pieces will hang in the show along with four journals to increase my presence in the gallery. I am looking forward to the opening. I think. This is my first 'real' exhibit and part of me wants to throw up. So far, for the past few years anyway, I've been engaged in the creative process for the sake of process. I know this doesn't change my focus, but there's something about putting my work out there that is... well, scary. What if I happen to overhear someone say, "ewwww, what's that," as they view one of my collages. I could spin around too quickly, accidentally spill a glass of wine on his or her shoe, smoosh a stuffed mushroom into a silk blouse, before issuing an apology in a mortified tone. That is so grown up.
I think I'll pay attention to Patti and David, who would probably be horrified by that thought, and have confidence. Sure, my pieces of art are my babies but any judgment is certainly more a reflection of the viewer than my talent. This is the first of many shows to come... only the beginning. So, with my chin up, I think I'll remember that and stay home, park on the sofa, laugh at the goofy acts on America's Got Talent!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the opening. It'll be great! And, don't think of it as your first show--you've been exhibiting work online for thousands (millions, billions!) to see for a year now. This is just your first IRL (in real life) show and it will be fantastic! Kristyn

quiltchick said...

I know that scary feeling well Patti! Take a deep breath and just smile. I'm sure your work will be well appreciated, it deserves to be seen. Good luck. :)

Karin Bartimole said...

Bravo my friend, and congratulations!! I hope you'll go and be among your artist peers and all the admirers that come to celebrate you creative Divas!! Kristyn has a very good point - you have been exhibiting your art for quite a while now, with a vast audience, here on line! It is different ding the face to face thing, but I think it's good practice separating ourselves from what we do. When my art is up on display, surrounded by other artwork, and being responded to by different eyes, I always learn something new about the work I do. This makes what I do next that much better! I hope you will go to the opening, have fun, and sell sell sell!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Oh my friend you will do well. I have had many shows and several one woman shows where I have had had to carry it all on my own and it is always butterflies in the stomach, but exciting too! let all of these concerns fly away... instead just think that you have done the work and now it is time to collect the accolades! so go and have fun!!!

Poetic Artist said...

Congrats and do not worry..I agree with everyuone above..You have been showing us and your work is wonderful.. It is easy for me to say do not worry.. I am not showing and just keeping my work in my studio...Best of Luck and I have faith in you also.
katelen

Susan Tuttle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Celebrate!!!

:)

La Dolce Vita said...

glad you liked the transfers Patti! they are inkjet prints.
hope you got some shots of your show! and cannot wait to hear all about it! xo

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am applauding you Patti, your creativity, your courage, and just the wonderfulness of you! Shine on Dear Friend!

B.Held said...

This is so cool! ;-)

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