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Celebrating....big achievements, small steps and possibilities!

Glittering Shards: Celebrating....big achievements, small steps and possibilities!

Glittering Shards

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Celebrating....big achievements, small steps and possibilities!

October and November...

...made about 30 new pieces of wall art, 30 items of jewellery, 15  3-d mosaic pieces
...designed and distributed over 1000 postcards and 200 posters advertising my first solo show
...sent a multitude of emails and forum posts to tell people about it
..worked 12 solid hours setting up the gallery



Five days at the gallery and a Private View later,  all I can say is that this experience has exceeded my expectation in every way - visitor numbers (despite the snow!), sales and the amazing feedback and affirmation of people observing my art. I am in awe...
The Private View was wonderful - a great turnout even though the transport was very much affected by the snow and ice.
 Many of the refugee young people who helped make the 'Shards of Hope' mosaic patchwork came - two of them did a speech about how much the Klevis Kola Foundation has helped them and how they have enjoyed the mosaic project - it was a highlight for me and I feel honoured to have worked with this wonderful - and vital - community group.

One more week to go, and then a well deserved rest!

It has been intense and a hard slog. My reflection tonight is....that this massive creative achievement is the culmination of many small steps. And the small steps began with a thought, a possibility.

How about you? What thoughts & possibilities have been growing? What small steps and big achievements do you need to celebrate?

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5 Comments:

  • I really love those pieces hanging in the window. Gorgeous! The snow really complemented the show. Glad to hear it went so well. I hope you will rest after this and enjoy the season.
    You have inspired me with many thoughts and possibilities.
    xo,
    dana

    By Blogger Dana Barbieri, at 6 December 2010 at 17:52  

  • well done lady! you are really doing marvellous and wondrous things.... here's to selling ALL your exhibits and a fabulous new year. PS have you heard of Chris Shoulder? I am working in a gallery that has a lot of his work in - he is a mosaic artist too.

    By Blogger get stuff done, at 6 December 2010 at 19:27  

  • What a fantastic evening, made even more magical by the snow. Your work is beautiful (if I could have tucked that peacock piece under my arm, I would of had a go!) What an inspiration you are with everything that you do. Congratulations you deserve every success, I hope it takes you far x

    By Blogger blue sky butterfly studio, at 6 December 2010 at 23:00  

  • well done Concetta! Looks (and smells!) amazing. I know how much hard work goes into it.

    You will sooooo need a well deserved rest . . .

    I know too how every little (and big) thing starts with a thought, an idea, a mere possibility and that's what's so exciting. It's the same with launching my experimental art e-course this year (a mere idea once) and the MA of course, and now too, I have ideas growing for a larger art project as part of my practice but won't reveal until it's a bit more formulated! ;)

    hugs,

    Amelia.x

    By Blogger Amelia, at 8 December 2010 at 17:26  

  • dear concetta, yipeee and hoooray to wonderful achivements...well done!!! Oh and im loving those gorgeous hanging balls on the first photo. :) Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

    By Anonymous jacqueline, at 13 December 2010 at 01:13  

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