I really wished I had blogged about the upcoming weeks to this event! It was the best time ever in my life. Every day waking up happy to see my lovely friends, but sad that I only had a small time left with them! We'd set up our gallery space together, feeling as if we worked more as a team than we ever had the whole 2years we'd been in our little group. It was a lovely feeling to know that we'd dome all that, mostly by our selves, our tutors worked so hard helping us to organise the show it was amazing. A few of our group had been and got them all a bottle or two of their favourite drinks, and we all sat and hid in a corner of my friends installation to write their cards! Good times!
I am missing that place soo much already! It only gets tougher from here!
So with the gallery space up and ready to go, and my lovely 50 foot hallway that I painted all by myself, with a little help from two friends,(and I mean a Little help) me Jadeykins and jayy were back at my mums ready to get changed and have a few drinks before the show started. Maybe one of us had too many, Jayy!! It took both of them to help me get into my dress! lol. Should really stop eating for a while!
My brother came home and said he'd take us up the college cos I wanted him to see my work, and he wanted a free glass of champagne! Lol. It was really nice. My dad was there to meet us, so I showed them round, then mum and mi man turned up, and had to show them round too! My brother is very critical of contemporary art, and he was very vocal with his criticisms too! I laughed tho.
Back outside my Fifi had come up,(in her Wheelchair cos she broke her leg the week before) so I was wheeling her around, and my friend came running up to me saying someone wanted to buy my work! It was that drawing, that I'd only decided to present in the show three days before! It turns out she worked at the university of Kent, where I'm going! She wanted to buy one piece in the show that evening, and out of every group presenting work, she chose mine! There must have been well over 100 pieces in that exhibition, why mine? I was a bit too drunk to think about approaching her by this time, o my tutor said he knew her and would arrange with her to contact me about it, I have yet to hear about that. But still, a result!
By about 7 all the wine had been drunk already,and My Jayy started blubbing that she was sad that we were all leaving and we'll never see each other again, that set Jadey off, then, I started too! So we were all there blubbing like girls the rest of the time we were there. Its funny now, wasn't then though.
I knew we'd stay in touch, we still talk most days too. I will still miss seeing everyone 3days a week!