Saturday, April 12, 2008

323 Gallery

I just handed 5 paintings in to the new 323 Gallery in Royal Oak, Michigan.

It's a really cool space, and I am sure it's going to be a successful gallery and boutique.
There is an opening tomorrow night...I think I am going to go.

I hadn't realized that they were expecting I made a couple for my Etsy shop yesterday, but took them down so I could have them for the gallery. So if you're wondering why I haven't posted the hive and the bike painting, that's why...

I made five paintings in 24 hours. Yes. I know that you are thinking about how awesome I am right now, and you are totally right. I am awesome. Wow, I am feeling a little feisty today. Feisty.

Maybe it's because I have been working almost non-stop...maybe it's the weather...maybe I don't know.

Anyway. The paintings are done. They have landed, and now I need to work on special orders. I have four.

It's a good thing I don't have graphic design homework this weekend. I think I would be in tears right about now. I don't handle stress very well.

My friend called me this afternoon while I was waiting for people to show up at the gallery. She told me about this really bad "date" she went on last night. It wasn't really a date....but anyway, it reminded me of some of the bad dates I have been on.

There is one in particular that I remember.
I asked this guy if he wanted to go to first Thursday with me. Every first Thursday of the month all the galleries in the Pearl District open their newest shows. It's kinda fun. Anyway, there was this new guy in produce and I thought he was cute, and he was quiet, and I liked that. So I asked him.

He picked me up and we went downtown and we went to some galleries. Then we sat on this bench in the park and watched people play basketball. I tried to talk to him about my family and my friends and we were both I tried to talk to him about that too. He only gave me one word answers...and it got to the point where I felt that I was doing all the talking, and I hate talking, and I really hate listening to myself I just stopped talking. And he didn't say anything either.

So we sat there for a long time. A long time. OK. It probably wasn't THAT long, but if felt like hours. Then he finally started talking about college, and his experience...and I was so relieved! He was talking! He started to tell me about how he would take these long vows of silence while he was in school. He would vow not to talk for days, then weeks, then months...months...then he stopped talking, and we sat there for what seemed like
f o r e v e r.
Then, out of nowhere, he asked me if I wanted to go get something to eat. I said no...I wasn't hungry, and he took me home.

I haven't been on a lot of dates...but that was for sure the most awkward and uncomfortable.
I won't even get started on the guy who called his mom in the middle of our dinner...ha!

This is a long blog.


Julie Ray said...

i came across your blog and really like your work, especially the vintage typewriter pieces!

jessicajane said...

your artwork rules. really. im going to be keeping my eye on your shop!! I really want an original....and, your date sounded awesome. haha. thats how my husband was when we first met.

Janice La Verne said...

hmmnn, this is the third conversation/reading i have had today about less than satisfying encounters with men. is it in the air?

probably not because the air here is 72 degrees and beautifully sunny. the dog beds and dogs were out on the deck, so happy. i have been blissed. winter did me in, even though it will most likely return next week!

loved the music info, i will listen.
thread on the way!

great post. Janice

Margins. said...

Yes, you really are amazing!

And about that date. Ha. That was great. Though, sure doesn't sound too great from your perspective.

It's pretty bad when you're on a date and you didn't know that you are actually in one. Ha.

Michele Maule said...

Ok, I don't want to give anyone the impression that I blew this guy off because he was quiet :)

I really like guys who are quiet.
We actually went out a couple of more times, and it was pretty much the same deal. I did try to give him the benefit of the doubt. I mean, I am really quiet too, and I don't really like to talk, but we just didn't click. No magic.

Art Kitten said...

ah Michelle I love your blog, this is so funny. Yep you are definitely awesome and such a hard worker (I thought I was awesome that I got two journals and a painting done this weekend. Obviously I am not cool) I have dated the silent awkward boys before. Now I am married to a man that finds it hard to stop talking :).