Gosh, what an action packed week it has been!
But first, here is this week's movie reel.
It is a short 50-second little video about a painting I made of Rhododendron and the American Goldfinch, the state flower and bird of Washington. I created this painting for the 2016 Northwest Flower and Garden show that opens next week, February 17-21, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle.
I hope this brings a little sweetness to your day!
Speaking of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, it is NEXT WEEK! Egads! What did I get myself into? Everything is still sinking in. It is all a bit surreal. Where is the panic button? I am still feeling calm and under control. This is a huge undertaking on my part, something I have never done before. Beginner's Mind?
Here is a partial list of accomplishments in the past few days alone!
- Approved final design of commemorative poster, show banner, and other print items featuring my painting of "Rhododendron and American Goldfinch."
- Received first batch of prints (500.) Now I need to sign, date, and write the tile of the painting on each one.
- Signing original paintings: 8x8", 4x4."
- Cut 300 windows in mats to-date for signed prints. I will be doing this for the next several days, as I will have hundreds of prints for sale (remember, audience = 50,000 - 60,000.)!
- The fashion totes are here! 3 attractive and colorful designs! I am already sporting them and they are great!
- My book of the "100 Days 100 Paintings" arrived.
- Ordered a wood stamp for my gift bags. People will be sporting kraft paper brown shopping bags with "Mary Lamery, Artist" printed in grey ink, lined with a soft pink tissue.
"Go Big or Go Home", I say! There is no turning back. We are not in Kansas anymore.
See you again soon!
Mary Lamery is a lifelong resident and native of the Pacific Northwest. Lamery paints regional landscape in a manner that leans towards 19th century French Impressionism.
Five words that describe me today: generous, meditative, curious, optimistic, determined.
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My booth (#206) will be located near the Display Gardens, where the region’s top Garden Creators will create wondrous displays in vibrant color celebrating the show's theme, “America The Beautiful.” I hope those of you who are local to Seattle will stop by and say "Hi!" Tickets range from $17/day to $31 for a 2-day pass. Tickets