The first ever Illustration Friday show was amazing. I was sure I’d be able to blog it as it happened – hanging the art, setting up the stage, the creation and presentation of 150 cupcakes, meeting the artists. I have no idea why I thought that, because I ended up being so busy with preparations that I barely sat down from Friday until midnight on Saturday. It was so much fun.
Sé and I stayed up very late getting the art placed within the gallery. Unpacking all the artwork (25 boxes!!) was like an early Christmas – we ooh’ed and ahh’ed over prints and held things up across the room yelling “What do you think? Is it crooked?”. Every single artist participated, and I am just incredibly awed and proud of everyone – we gave you a tight deadline and you all met it with room to spare, and gave us a wealth of beautiful, professional work to display.
I’ve put up a few photos at Flickr, and I’ll confess that I was having such a good time talking to the artists that I only took pictures as the night was winding to a close. But the show is hanging at Open (map) until January 20th, so you have plenty of time to see it for yourself!!