Sunday, July 1, 2012

Joy! art pickup!

Today the first of the pieces sold at my recent exhibit left home for a new owner.  Since it's a local friend, we had an official settling day, and I provided tea and lime squares to seal the deal.  Lovely chat, and the Dollivers oversaw the whole thing, curating the piece ahead of time,

then arranging catering,
and having the guard dogs from next door on high alert so that nothing should go wrong in the transfer.
Great fun all around!  I love it when my work goes to a good new home.  The thing with selling art is that it always goes to people who really need to have it in their lives, and will love it.

Elton played musical accompaniment to the ceremony, with help from dolls, ranging from We're in the Money, which the Dollivers immediately shushed telling him, no, that's crass! This is ART, not BUSINESS! so he growled and went on with Summertime, and a  neat rendition of Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, which baffled the Ds., who love diamonds with the best of them but couldn't see how they came into the picture.  Then in honor of our Canadian doll, he belted out O Canada for Canada Day, and segued into Star Spangled Banner before swerving into America the Beautiful, at Boud's request, she thinking this is a better anthem.

All in all, a Good Time Had By All!  thanks Carol Q.

4 comments:

Joy Kreves said...

Another wonderful post by my favorite blog author!

Minimiss said...

Sounds like a fine day was had by all.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yay - it's too hot here to jump up and down or I would be. I hope Elton was allowed his rendition of We're In the Money afterwards?

Tatiana L.Sougakova said...

You sure know how to make it fun. What a great send off for an artwork :)