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Don’t you just love FIRSTS?

You know the old saying, “There’s a first time for everything!” And so there is.
This is my first blog. Now, I might add that writing has never been my forte, and so I probably won’t be spitting these out all the time. But I find that there are things that I’d like to share with you, and I have to start somewhere! Are you with me, First Readers?
For instance, I was most excited to be exhibiting for the first time at the Main Street Art Festival in Franklin, Tennessee last month. If you missed the fun times we had, the wonderful artists exhibiting, the good music we enjoyed, oh, and the downpour we experienced on Saturday, you missed a lot! Hats off to the brave shoppers who came out despite the weather. One said, “You can’t keep a shopper down!” 🙂

And earlier this month, I had a record breaking show at Centennial Park in Nashville for the annual TACA event, once again despite the weather! All kinds of art appreciators came, blessing me and the other artists with their perseverance throughout the weekend. You know it was challenging when all the area stores were sold out of rain boots! Yet enthusiasm was abounding, and I thank all who came wearing their smiles.
In 2013 shows I am continuing to offer my hand made photo coasters, sold in sets of four, in three different themes: Europe, Hand Tinted, and Nature. Glad to have my garage back after nearly a month of layering coatings on them to make them waterproof. It’s a laborious process, but it’s a labor of love! New this season for wall art is canvas of different sizes, including some new images of Belgium and Japan. The image on this post is new and spectacular on canvas. Another piece I’m excited about is a three-paneled canvas of bamboo trees taken with an infrared camera in Japan. It has a sepia feel, but with a few wild touches of yellow from the light rays. And speaking of infrared, I did an entire series of Paris in infrared for an exhibit in Nashville last July for a Bastille Day celebration. I have a number of these framed with beautiful museum glass (which is very low glare and contains UV protection.) They look stunning in groupings.
Well thanks, First Readers, for checking out blog entry number one. We’ll have to do this again sometime!
Blessings,
Sandi
http://www.historicfranklin.com/events/main-street-festival
http://www.tennesseecrafts.org/craft-fairs.html

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