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!?


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


About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

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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