Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue: "Hello Spring"

 So, here is my "Venus a la Klimt" or "Birth of Venus" I haven't quite decided yet.  But she is done and I am using her for my entry at Inspiration Avenue.  The theme for the week is "Hello Spring" and since it was my turn to host, it would be pretty embarrassing if I didn't have anything to submit!
 I had another reason for needing to finish her for today.  The gallery that shows my work is featuring me and three other artists at an opening tonight and they wanted a couple more pieces for the window.  So, that's where she is for the time being.  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time- it's been more than 20 years since I had an opening!   Earlier this week, I actually had a dream that I showed up for the opening without any clothes.......that's when I realized that I was a bit nervous ;)

Enjoy your weekend, my friends.  And be sure to stop by Inspiration Avenue to see a bounteous collection of Spring inspired art!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Of course she is gorgeous, and I know she will be perfect in the window. You may be nervous now, but by the time you get dressed tonight (and of course you will get dressed), all the butterflies will be gone and you will feel right at home talking about your art, your studio, or whatever others will be asking you. Good luck this evening. I truly believe it will be a success.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous!! I love her!
Outstanding work!

Mila said...

What amazing painting!
Hugs & Smiles,
Mila :)

Carola Bartz said...

She looks gorgeous - and how great for you that your work will be featured in a gallery. I hope you'll have a great time tonight at the opening - oh of course you will! Wonderful work.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on the show sweetie! No need to be nervous, your paintings are amazing! She is a beauty. You are UBER talented and I am sure your paintings will cause people to stop and stare and hopefully want to hang them on their wall to look at whenever they want to.

dthaase said...

this is fabulous - I love how you did the hair...very cool (great prompt by the way)

Kathy McCullen said...

Here I am 35 miles away in Monroe, GA reading about your opening tonight! Congratulations! I wish I could make it in to see your work in person and to meet you, but I promised my son and his girlfriend that we would come to Athens tonight to have dinner with them. Someday soon, though, Stephanie, we must get together. I love your work and your blog. The minute I saw this beautiful lady, Venus came to mind. Which gallery represents you? I'll be in Decatur tomorrow between 12-5 working at the Decatur Mkt & Gallery, so if you are free, please stop by. I hope your opening goes beautifully tonight!

Magpie said...

Oh, lovely lovely lovely! I do love her hair, well I love the entire piece! She is beautiful. Congratulations on your show, I know it will be a huge success! Don't be nervous...Elizabeth is right, all the butterflies will disappear once it gets going!

Jenny Blair said...

Oh she is so beautiful, everything just flows so effortlessly and dreamily...I love the Klimt inspired flowers. Gorgeous.
I hope you have a wonderful and successful opening :)x

Healing Woman said...

Your Venus is so lovely Stephanie. By this time you have already had your opening night at the gallery. Hope all went well and I sure how you arrived dressed!!!!!! Those dreams really tell a tale don't they?

Kim Mailhot said...

She is magnificently spring, Stephanie !
What does one say at an opening for a gallery show ? Spill some paint ? Break a brush ? Well all of that and enjoy the process !
Happy Sunday !

Annabelle said...

Hahahaha....dreaming of yourself naked.....nervousness for sure! No need though, your work is magical.You created a Lovely inspiration!
Oh , and I do see the inspiration from Klimt.

Good luck at the show.

Annabelle >^..^<

Judy Goddard said...

I saw a special on Loreena McKinnett this afternoon. Your lovely lady reminds me of her.

Very, very pretty!

Regina said...

WOW...I have missed so much being away. Congrats on the gallery showing my talented, sweet friend. Thank you for the giggle too...I thought only I had nightmares like that..hehe!! You painting, as always, is lovely. You truly bring "magic" to each and every one you paint.


Gerri Herbst said... magical.Love it and the sea theme too.