Pictures of the exhibition for you! It was such an exciting event, which passed so very quickly ...too quickly. Approximately 90 persons came to the vernissage, friends and also people I did not know, invited by the school.
Unfortunately time was too short to get to know everyone, this is the one thing I regret, but everything went so well, the speeches were funny and interesting, introducing Miss Doodle and the Metroheads, the Masks and the textile design (while pictures of miss doodle passed as a PP presentation in the background) and one of the school classes had prepared culinary surprises, delicious soups and drinks. Then I took the visitors on a tour and answered questions and talked about the ideas and techniques...which is so rewarding!
I had prepared a little speech too, which took time, one sleepless night, lol, cause I'm no speaker but could not let pass this occasion to thank all the people who came, and all those involved in the preparation of the event, the charming directors, my brother who did a great job in coordinating the whole thing, the friendly students who did the service during the vernissage and their teachers who helped them preparing the dishes, and all the visitors.
I sold work too, until now mostly Miss Doodle and Metrohead prints, and am very happy about that. The exhibition hangs until February next year and I hope that more people will find their way to it.
A bit of emptyness right after the event. On the other hand now one year and a half of artistic work hangs there, ready to be viewed, and I can concentrate on future work. It was a great experience and I learned a lot, especially about organizational questions when it comes to preparing an exhibition.
I also have to thank all my friends here in blogland for their comments on my experiments and work in progress. Without this positive feedback (which means constant motivation), I'm sure I wouldn't have done half of it!
PS: the African mask and statue you can see in the first pictures is original African artwork which my brother brought home from Mozambique and which normally has it's place in his house and garden. As African Art was my inspiration for the textile mask project, we thought it would be nice to create a visual link on the night of the opening.