Sunday, January 15, 2012

I've got people

For the longest time I've wanted to get a group of art friends from the college to come over and maybe have "paint day".  Today the thought came to mind again and I always have excuses why I shouldn't approach this. I just think it would be cool for a select group of friends to come over and paint for a couple hours at my house maybe once a month.
I just think that because I like certain people that I would want to invite, that maybe they won't like or want to do this with those certain people? Make sense? Or if I am to old for them and this is stupid. Most of them are in their early 20's. We seem to get along fine at school, though? Art people can be pretty flakey....would it just be a disappointment?
Would it be a crazy mess and big hassle trying to get things for people to paint on or set up their shit?

I think that at least I need to try it once and see where it goes from there? Then I can know I tried and either be glad I did or chalk it up as a stupid idea.

Oh yeah, last night I entered a painting in the Kinsey Institute juried art show at the Grunwald Gallery of Art in Indiana.  I have to wait until April to see if I made it in.  Cross your fingers for me please.
I probably am out of my league, but what the hell. Check out the website.
This ought to be interesting......................


Bob said...

Which of your paintings did you enter? Good for you for trying.

Go for the painting get together deal. I think it would be fun even if only one or two show up.

ChiTown Girl said...

I say, go for it! What's the worst that could happen? They say 'no'? So, big deal! And, besides, I highly doubt they would all say no. Even if only ONE says yes, it's worth it. But, I find it hard to believe ANYONE would say 'no' to hanging out with you!! Hell, if I was closer, I'd be draggin' my crayons over there right now!!! (You know us kdg. teachers, we love us some crayons! hahaha!)

A woman I worked with years ago helped me to finally realize that you should never hold back from asking for what you want. She said she NEVER passed up an opportunity to ask for something. She said almost always, she got a 'yes'. And, if they say no, so what? It never hurts to ask. We watched her in action that summer, and were just amazed. Truthfully, I think some people were just too caught off guard to say no, but whatever. She got what she asked for!

I'm sure you'll be finding out in April that you're in at Kinsey Institute. I have complete confidence in you, my friend!

La Roo said...

Bob- The one of my with my panties and tights around my knees in my wheelchair.
I think I might at least give this painting at my house thing a whirl.

ChiTown girl- Yeah I'm going to. You know how you over think what could happen. Yeah...I've been doing that.
I would love you to bring your crayons over. That would be so fun.......come on over!
Thanks for the vote of confidance about the Kinsey Institute. We'll just have to see. :)