library love recap
My 10th Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon” was on Friday, September 9th, and it was a whirlwind of a day! I was at Curtis Memorial Library from just before 9am to just after 8pm…on paper, it looks like a long day, but from my standpoint, it went by ridiculously quickly!
Melissa Hall and Michael Gorzka let me in early so I could set up in the lobby and start painting by 9am, and then I was off to the races. I hadn’t done much sleeping in the days leading up to Friday’s Brushstrokes With Impact™ “Paint-a-Thon,” but running on pure adrenaline sometimes has its perks: I actually finished “Black-Eyed Susan” early! Instead of painting right up to my 5 o’clock deadline, I was wrapping things up around 4:30…and then, it was time to head over to the Morrell Meeting Room for my opening reception.
The opening reception that night was filled with friendly faces and awesome music. A new five-piece band was formed out of a jam session, and they have a great name, too: Fat Boy Drive In!
Michael Gorzka was working overtime that day, for sure! Here’s a video he shot in the morning:
…and here’s a video of the winning raffle ticket being drawn that night:
I’m grateful for the entire staff at Curtis Memorial Library for making me feel so welcome (special thanks to CML volunteer Jo-An Jacobus for helping me to number my work just as the opening reception was beginning), I’m grateful to everyone who bought a raffle ticket, and I’m grateful to everyone who came out to see the show and say hello. You are all appreciated!
If you weren’t able to attend the opening reception, you’ve still got a little bit of time: my artwork will be up in the Morrell Meeting Room through Tuesday, September 27th. If you can’t get to the library before then, here are some photos!