Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and it’s hard to believe that we’ve come to the end of another year at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show.
We have a tradition where every year after the last piece of art goes into the truck, we take an annual photo. The smiles on our faces reflect a job well done, another year’s show successfully put to bed… not to mention how exhausted we all are after loading up my entire booth into that truck!
It also makes me smile when I think about how lucky I am to have so much support from family and friends who help me with this massive task year after year.
Thanks to every one of you who helped make my 25th Anniversary at the show a big success. I’m not just talking about numbers – I’m talking about friendships, something you can never put a price on. Each day was filled with smiles and conversations that will remain in my heart for a lifetime.
Some of my biggest sellers this year were my new giclée 8 x 10s. I now have prints in that size for more than 20 of my paintings and at a good price for a high-quality print. (At this time, the giclée 8 x 10s are not available on my website and can only be purchased in person at one of my shows or my studio.)
Another best seller this year was “Mazeroski’s Magical Moment.” My favorite thing about this painting is listening to the stories of folks who were children at the time of the 1960 World Series, especially the sparkle in their eyes when they describe what that memory means to them.
So now that the show is over, Tom and I have shifted back into “Move-In Mode.” That’s right… it’s been going on since January, and we’re STILL not 100% moved in! However, we’re making progress. I spent this morning hanging as many paintings in our living room as I could by 11 a.m. You see, today was the first time that I had scheduled clients to come to my studio/home to pick up their orders. Fortunately, everyone seemed to understand that we’re still in the process of making this Brentwood house our new home.
Once in a while, it’s fun to have a change of pace, and last Saturday, I presented a program for a women’s group at Hawthorne Avenue U.P. Church in Crafton. It was a lovely day, a lovely church, and a delightful afternoon.
It was the second time this year that I was invited to speak about my art at a local church. If you know of a group that is looking for a program like this, please think of me! I really enjoy getting out and about, especially at this time of year when there aren’t many shows.
Just have them contact me at 1-888-PITT-ART (1-888-748-8278).