Friday, February 27, 2009

Mixed feelings



I have news everyone! Well, as some may know and some may not, tonight was Bregelle's and my time in a small spotlight. I mentioned before that we were having a "meet the Artist" showing at the local coffee shop, Diva's. Our art has been hanging up for about 3 weeks or so, no calls about buying it. But tonight was the night to meet us and I sold a small (8"x10") painting, there were jewelry sales, and I even sold an Altoids tin (I'll post some pics to show you what they look like). As the title of this posting says, I have feelings that are mixed, stirred about inside my soul...for I am actually parting with an original. I haven't sold an original painting since I was like, 17 I think. And I've only sold 4 originals in my lifetime; I mostly sell prints. The first original I sold was to a professor at Montgomery Community College, the same college bought a collaged self-portrait, the third was purchased by a citizen of my childhood community, and the fourth tonight. I'm not really to stressed out though, it went to a good home. I take it as a huge compliment that someone liked my work enough to purchase it. There's only a little bit of me that is posseive of my painting. Thankfully, that is also why I have a scanner. In the end, my news tonight is good news.

3 comments:

Jeff and Anna too! said...

Aw Tyler-that made me so sad! Poor you... pooor you...

But CONGRATS!!! That's totally awesome-it really is!! So proud!

the_jcw said...

your muffin is so ugly!

Teresa said...

Your collaged self portrait is still hanging in the lobby of F Building. And since my classes seem to always be in F I get to see your handsome face all the time.

At the end of the TED talk (where do I get to comment on that one?) he said you need inspiration. Does he know it all comes from the Spirit? so stick close to the Lord.

Love, mom