Monday, March 21, 2011

Green Earth Coffee Shop Artwork Display


Some cheesy shots showing my artwork on display at the Green Earth Coffee Shop in Lake Forest, California.  My daughters and I worked so hard all day Saturday in order to display my artwork.  You might think, "How hard is it to hang up a few  pieces of art".


Well, a previous photographer had hung or should I say glued their work to the walls and the owner had told me that I was welcome to hang my work if I could get the photos off and repair the wall.   So, we started in an area not so noticeable and when we pulled the picture off, so came half the wall!  These pictures were not going anywhere even in an earthquake!  I had thought, "Oh my gosh, what did I get myself into?".  We had to run to Home Depot for spackle and matching wall paint.

So, after that one, I felt so defeated that  I was ready to throw in the towel.  Anyway, my daughter encourage us on (thank God for the energy of the young) and the next one we used a razor blade to cut the picture free from the glue tape.  This time, we got it off without any damage to the wall.  Once the picture was down, it wasn't over.  There was a residue of glue left and we had to use our fingernails to painstakingly pick it off. 

Me and my work crew
I won't bore you with all the sticky details, but we were there to almost closing.  The girls took shifts working with me throughout the day.
My profile page on the right with business card below

As you see, all this was a great exercise and experience in displaying my work.  I needed to make a profile page to talk about myself and put on the wall.  I chose the wall you see coming out of the bathroom.  Remember buying art is an emotional thing, and hopefully, other people from town might connect with me and my art.

I also had to figure out pricing cards and I did a small info handout that someone could take with them.


I love this picture of people gathered in the shop with my artwork in the background. 

My support team

We finished up on Sunday and enjoyed a couple of well-earned coffees. 

15 comments:

Rona Gregory said...

Yay way to go Diana! How Fab is all this art stuff this year what with Kelly in the Gallery and now you exhibiting your lovely work!

Wow!

Ro

Heather said...

YAY!! they look great - i recognize the eggs that you did, up on the wall. I loved them when you posted them! this is great.

Kelly Berkey said...

Look at you! That is GREAT! Your work looks amazing on the walls. How exciting it must be. Hopefully next time I'm down there you work will still be hanging for me to see over a cup of joe! I love Lake Forest, perfect town for your work!
smooches!

Beth Stone said...

Hanging artwork IS a lot harder than people think....especially if you have to repair a torn-down wall first! The show looks great - beautiful work. :o) Congratulations!

martinealison said...

L'organisation d'une exposition de peinture n'est pas une petite affaire... A chaque fois je passe de longues heures avant, pendant et après...
Je vous félicite pour ce bel arrangement... et vous souhaite plein de succès.
Bisous

Diane said...

Oh I love this post, and don't you just love your kids--they're my best friends!
Your art looks wonderful grouped together like this--love it!

AMKreations said...

Beautiful! I love the displays!

Healing Woman said...

Your art looks wonderful there. You have reminded me that coffee shops and restaurants are a great avenue for people to connect with artists. Thanks so much.

Cathy Bueti said...

Congrats Diana!! They look great! You must be so excited! Your art goes so well in that space! It belongs there! YAY! So happy for you! :)

art2cee2 said...

The artwork looks great. I know it must have been difficult. It's hard enough to figure out a pleasing arrangement of the art much less fix the walls. Good job! :-)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Wow...what a lot of work! But, oh so worth it. Your pieces are so beautiful...I am glad that people get to enjoy it right there in person. :) Congrats to you!!

Valerie Weller said...

Diana- I was so excited for you reading this post!! Who would think you'd be repairing walls while setting up your own gallery. Love seeing your family and love seeing your work there- I'm inspired by you!
best.. valerie w

Carola Bartz said...

A lot of work, but hopefully well worth it! Your daughters are lovely! It must be so nice for you to see your work hanging on the wall. Way to go!!!

Artist Terri Smith said...

OMGoodness! I'm So HAPPY For You! Just Found This Posted On Facebook And Rushed Right Over To Leave You Some Love! Girl..Your Work LOOKS SENSATIONAL On Those Walls! Perfection! Sheer Perfection! Loved The Bio Feature And The Business Card Drop Box! Now I Actually Know Two Celebrities..YOU "AND" KELLY! :))

Kat Sloma said...

This is all so fabulous Diana! Great job for sticking it through. The reward of your art in such a public place is worth it. I can't wait to see what this brings!