Friday, June 22, 2007

Very Cool News

Purple Edge, 2007, Oil on Panel, 18x24

I got a call today from the owner of my NYC Gallery and she had some very exciting news for me. I had sent two 36x48 paintings down to her via Doug last week to add to the several pieces that they already have of mine. He said the large ones looked great in the gallery space and so I confess to fantasizing a bit about how cool it would be if one or the other sold right away. Little did I know!

At the last minute, the gallery decided to include my work in their booth at the Affordable Art Fair. My paintings were given a prominent spot I guess, and received some good attention. Hearing that feedback would have made my day, but it gets better. The gallery sold every single one of my paintings! Holy cow!

I was incredibly full of myself for about an hour, until I realized that I had to clean the really icky kid's bathroom and prepare for my daughter's sleep over, which is still in full swing (they are semi quiet, watching a movie). So daily life saved everyone around me from my attitude. Heh.

I still have a little buzz though.

16 comments:

amber said...

Alright!!! Thats great Tracy Congratulations!!!!!

Lauren said...

WOW!

That is awesome. Don't you love how the reality of kids just sends you back to earth with a thud. Least you know you'll never get too vain when you are famous. ;-) Awesome stuff Tracey.

A Reason to Paint said...

Hi Tracy,
This is a good time to pop in and say congratulations and let you know I have been quietly enjoying your blog for quite some time.
And yes, I love the way our kids keep us grounded :)

mary klein said...

Congrats, Tracy! Enjoy every minute of this - you've earned it!

Natalya said...

Coming out of lurkdom to say - congratulations! Been enjoying your blog for a while, thanks for all the insight.

Tracy said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words of congratulations. I really appreciate it and also feel like less of a braggart than I ordinarily would after crowing about a few sales in a blog post:)

So glad this brought out a few more lurkers as well, Triacia and Natalya.

Martha Marshall said...

Congratulations, Tracy! That is just so fabulous. You've worked hard for that moment. More to come, I'm very sure!

indigomar said...

Congratulations Tracy!!
I, too, have been quietly reading your blog for a while. I love viewing your paintings--which I think are wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoy your commentary.
Yesterday I had a similar experience with the sale of a painting. A gallery representing my work called with the good news that a piece had sold. I was tired and in a funk, which I immediately was lifted from to spend some time on cloud nine for about an hour. Funny how that works! Congrats again!

Kris Shanks said...

Such excellent news! Congratulations.

Melody said...

Bravo Tracy, thanks for sharing such great news

Tracy said...

Thanks Martha, Kris and Melody for your congrats! So nice to hear.

Indigomar, thanks for delurking. I know just what you mean about how a good sale can really lift the spirits. I admit to feeling a bit loser-ish lately and so this news came at a really good time.

Ester said...

congratulations! That is such great news!

Lisa said...

Woohoo! Huge congrats!!!!

Now you have to paint more to replace them all.

Tracy said...

Thanks, Ester. And nice blog. When I finish up for the show this week, I plan to sit down and read through it.

Lisa, thanks so much for reminding me that I now must give them new work. I am already marginally freaking out about that:)

Casey Klahn said...

Hey, remember that you worked hard for this well deserved success.

Sunil said...

Tracy,
I am happy for you.
Congratulations..