Most of my prints are now hanging on several walls at Caffè Fiore:|
You'll notice a couple gaps there: they ran out of hooks! :o For this massive display. But they're going to get some more and hopefully have five more prints up tomorrow, two of which are pretty big ones. I got to put most of the ones you see here up myself while balancing precariously on stools (only because I'm sort of careless with my balance, not due to any ricketyness with their rock-solid stools), and we did the whole comical "no a little to the left...no, now it has to go back to the right..." thing repeatedly.
Huge thanks to my mom and dad for participating in that fun, and doing most of the work getting these matted and framed--that's a *ton* of work, as I have learned from the tiny part of it I did. And sticking those little title/price tags to the walls was an adventure in itself: the Scotch double-sided tape we tried wasn't strong enough, so we went with this crazy super-sticky brand that threatened to trap one or more of us on multiple occasions. It'll probably take some of their paint off when I try to remove it two months from now when the show ends. >_> (This is actually Fiore's last two-month show; they go to one month per artist after this, so I got extra lucky!)
And we still have a bunch of stuff they didn't have room for, but we'll bring those to the official opening on the 13th, at least.
Oh, you can see the funky lighting they have in Fiore--not track lighting on the art, but those tall glowing tubes hanging down from the ceiling in the middle of the shop; they seem like some sort of antique light bulbs somehow, and bathe the whole place in a nice gentle warm glow...which my cheap cell phone camera didn't capture all that well. =p
There's a kid's play area right below that Princess print with the elephant (lower left, photos 1 & 2--that's the back of the shop, while 3 & 4 are in the front); mom thought the kids might like that one.