I have moved to Maine!
It has been a long time since my last post , and now you know why. Moving here is a dream come true for me. Maine has so much to offer artists.
|Like a rugged coast....
|Scenic mountain views...
|or this future painting site ( which is just up the road)
Our trip from Omaha to Searsport, Maine would have made a great movie. It had everything Hollywood would want; Drama (not everything fit in the truck), Mystery ( why would the GPS send us to a dark deserted road at 2 AM and tell us we have arrived at our destination?), Suspense (bordering on terror) and of course... Comedy (What happens when you pull into a motel after 14 hours on the road and they tell you no trucks allowed... ha,ha,ha,ha). I'll spare you all the details but one, because this is an art blog. My art adventure is part of the comedy.
I needed to deliver my painting "Crescendo" to the Maine-Art gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine for a show I was invited to participate in. The opening was scheduled one week after we moved in and the painting had to arrive that week. Since we were passing by ( they are 3 hours south of our new home) I decided to pack the painting last and deliver it to the gallery on our way, instead of having it shipped. Nice plan... The truck was packed so tight the painting box barely squeezed in. ( I actually tied a bike on the outside of the truck)
When we did arrive in Kennebunkport, the 48 foot moving truck with car trailer attached was too long to maneuver the tiny road to the gallery so I had to park on the busy main road, untie the bike to get to the door, open the door without letting the contents tumble out, snatch the box ( 40"x52") and carry it on my head, down the street to the gallery.
All of this after a three day driving nightmare. I was dirty, sweaty, unshaven and low on sleep. Besides that, I was deaf from the engine noise and smelled of diesel and dog (she was in the front seat with us).
This was my way of introducing myself to the gallery.
They were very gracious though and the show was wonderful.
|"Crescendo" at the Maine-Art Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine