Art Reception Success

I had an amazing art reception last night. It was for a designer showroom, and the clientele was designers. The company, Profile Cabinets, actually bought one of my pieces and gave it as a door prize since all of their participants were customers. Great news for me, sold painting!

There was live music, amazing food, and an open bar. It was a very well done reception. I got to get up and talk briefly about my work.

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Networking is not one of my favorite things. I value genuine conversations and genuine people. I find networking sometimes to be superficial. However, last night I met some very genuine people and had some very genuine conversations.

Showing a friend around my paintings, I saw a decorating magazine on display. I mentioned that I needed to figure out how to get into that magazine. As serendipity would have it, minutes later, saddled up to the bar I begin talking to a woman. She has crazy red hair and I know I’m going to like her. She just so happens to work for the magazine. We have great conversation and I realize she is a kindred spirit. Our conversation is broken up because they are raffling off the door prize (which happens to be my painting).

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The read off the numbers and I hear a cheer from the back. It’s my new friend from the magazine! What are the odds?! I was very happy she was the winner and that I made a new friendship. I now have an appointment with the editor of the magazine to discuss how to incorporate art into the magazine. Can you tell I’m buzzing with excitement!?

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Serendipity, genuine conversations, and new friendships. What a great art reception!

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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