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A Mixed Blessing

Yesterday should have been a lovely and joyous affair. I sold 4 pieces before the opening reception. But, then, there was that crappy virus that hit me some time in the early morning. I couldn’t eat breakfast. I muddled through my gallery walk/talk in a purple haze. I tried to eat a little chicken soup to get me through the rest of the day. Couldn’t do it. By the time we arrived home at 3:30, my temperature was 102° and every joint in my body was aching. This morning, the fever is down; I ate some breakfast; I am slowly coming back to life.

I want to thank all of you who sent me such positive comments and good thoughts for the show. The members of Trinity who came to the walk and those who were there for the coffee hour after church gave me such positive feed back. It was a little overwhelming.

We did not have a huge turnout for the reception, but several folks from the guild and other friends showed up. I was feeling so lousy by then, that I can hardly remember who was there. I didn’t take many photos. Here is one of Miles “running” the Labyrinth.


Here I am with red dot number 1, taken by Reva.


And red dot number 2.


The other 2 that sold were these 2 small pieces:

westbankshelter batshannoncanvas

The houses had 2 people who wanted it. The Bet She’an piece had a spray painted dowel for hanging.

Serendipitously, Bill, the dean of the cathedral, preached about the plight of the Palestinians yesterday, and so my show seemed to really touch people.

19 Responses to “A Mixed Blessing”

  1. Dale Anne says:

    I hope you are feeling much better, catching up on blog reading….
    CONGRATULATIONS on the sales!

  2. marga says:

    Congratulations on your show, including sales! Hope you feel better and better.

  3. Regina says:

    Hi Gerrie,

    I really hope that you feel better by now. Fantastic that your works sold that quickly, but I’m not surprised, you really deserve it!
    One more day to go and we will return to the Caribbean, after having been in Holland 4 weeks. It has been a wonderful time, together with our sons and working very hard renovating the house of DS1, but it was time well spent, and so good being with the children again!
    But after all this cold weather I’m ready again to return home, to the sun and the beaches, to my studio, my fabrics and my art. I’m feeling so blessed with all this richness!
    Get well soon, best regards,

  4. Helen Conway says:

    What evil timing that virus had! But congratulations on selling stuff – real validation and encouragement to make more I imagine.

  5. Jen Anderson says:

    Congratulations on a wonderful show, including sales. Hope that bug takes a hike soon and you feel better. Jen

  6. Carla says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful show. Wish I could have seen it.

    Now, get yourself well so you can enjoy the accolades.

  7. jane davila says:

    Your show looks beautiful! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  8. Francoise says:

    I hope you get well soon.
    Congratulations on the show and the sales.
    And thanks again for your package.

  9. jenclair says:

    What a shame to be ill when such a special event is taking place! I’m so happy you had several sales and know that people will be thinking about the pieces they liked. So many lovely and meaningful pieces in this series–you outdid yourself, Gerrie.

  10. rayna says:

    Oh, Gerrie – so sorry that you were feeling crappy. There is so much stuff going around, no matter where you are. On the other hand, fabulous sales! Of course, why not?? Your latest series is beautiful.
    Please feel better soon.

  11. Judy says:

    So sorry to hear about your virus. You’ve just been so stressed lately, it’s no doubt! My Kristin has had it, and found that if she didn’t really take it easy, it came back to bite her again with a vengeance! Do take care!

    Congrats on the sales! Wish I was there, but the gut pain has given me more grief so it is best that I stay put.


  12. Brenda says:

    Gerrie – what a plucky trouper you are! Love those red dots and hope you’re feeling better soon.

  13. Deborah says:

    I love seeing Miles running the labyrinth. I am so sorry you were sick. What a bummer. Congratulations on the sales.

  14. kathy says:

    Wonderful show!…and congrats on the sales too. Get better soon.

  15. dee says:

    Hope you recover really soon so you can bask in the glow of a beautiful body of work. Again, I am so moved by your work and it is so timely considering the pain and saddness of that whole reagion. Yours is a loving response to that and I expected that from you. Congrats on the salesjust wonderful news Gerrie.

  16. Reva says:

    You seemed less ebullient than usual, but I didn’t realize you were really sick. Argh! It’s a beautiful show; you deserve to take it easy for a while.

  17. Kristin L says:

    Boo virus, but yea red dots and timely show! It doesn’t surprise me that after all your hard work the last few months your body is screaming for some down time. Enjoy your success and get some rest!

  18. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations on the red dots and I hope you continue to feel better. Cheers.

  19. terry grant says:

    Sorry about the virus. I knew you had something. You didn’t look good yesterday, but the show looked great!