Monday, February 25, 2008


Welcome to my Open House! Here is a (somewhat "virtual" tour!) Looking in the front door, then moving around the space in a counter clockwise direction. Enjoy!

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been in a mode of frustration lately--trying to work through some ideas in new mediums and processes. So going into preparations for the Open House was definitely an uphill journey. AND all at the last minute (of course!)

The weather forecast was terrible. It stormed all day Saturday & I worked on getting set up til late Saturday nite. The wind blew ferociously all night and Joey (big scairdy dog) kept climbing in bed with me, stepping on me & hogging the space & the covers. So no sleep for either of us
I got up early Sunday morning to resume my setup, and then the power went out, which stalled me for awhile. I went over to the bakery to get some coffee (they had a generator) and that got me going again. Miraculously, the power returned about 10:30 and the rain stopped just in time for the Open House. Yay!

I managed to pull things together, and was just returning from the store with some plastic cups when the first guests arrived. It was nonstop after that.
I was very happy with the turnout, and some people I hadn't seen in a long time came, which was lovely. And the enthusiasm for my work and for the new space was just wonderful!!! It catapulted me out of that space of frustration and I am ready to jump back into work again!!!


indigomar said...

the new space looks great! congrats on the open house and a change in the weather. by the way, i like the painting in the previous post!

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Christine: The open house looks wonderful. Very handsome! I would have loved to have been there. And how nice that the heavens opened up just for you.

Christine DeCamp said...

Thanks, Mary Ann! I am very pleased with how things went...& am glad I did it--though I was questioning my sanity ther for awhile!
Dear Alyson,
I would have loved to have you as a guest! Your guidance has helped me to keep moving forward with getting my work out there!

zooms said...

I will always refer to this post as my lesson in triumph over adversity, wow Christine, your space looks fantastic, I really admire what you have achieved. Love the art work.x

Cestandrea said...

Christine, what an adventure! I wish I could have been there to see you and Joey in person:) The pictures are great, everything is arranged so neatly and your artwork is looking good! Congratulations for the successfull organization of such an event!

Christine DeCamp said...

Zooms--Thanks for checking it out.Because of the turnout, feedback & support I got at the Open House, I am feeling much better about the whole situation. It is a great space, but the way it all happened, with having to move suddenly in the middle of winter (my new space is pretty cold) sort of knocked me off balance. So I feel like I have crossed some kind of a threshold or something, and am on the way back up again. Thanks for your kind thoughts!

It has been an adventure! And you have been really stretching yourself as well! After I left my comment about Miss Doodle, I read your interview on your friend's blog & realized that is exactly where you are headed! I think it's wonderful & I am sure it's going to be a succesful venture for you & much fun! I love Miss Doodle!

Tammy Vitale said...

Christine: what a wonderful space! It looks so inviting to come view and hang around and visit with others and look at the work. I'm so glad things worked out for you - isn't it funny how that happens? And I have enough problems with my two pugs - I cannot even begin to imagine a Joey! What a cutie pie he is.