So it came down to the wire on Friday night. I had finished all my papercuts on Thursday morning and had to frame them all that day. All 50 of them. I actually hadn't finished the largest papercut until Friday. This is me, Friday morning, finishing the United States papercut. I look trashed. My dog has overtaken the house and is destroying a cardboard tube she found lying around.
I was able to shower and get everything together by 5 and head over to the gallery. Caleb and Hillary, owners of the Blonde Grizzly, had hung most everything and we managed to complete it by 6:45 (it started at 6, my fault!). Here I am with Caleb and Hillary.
Quite a few friends came to the show. I only managed to take pictures the first 15 minutes of the show and then I totally spaced it and talked to everyone and took pictures of no one. I took pictures in my heart though. This is one of my co-workers, Natalie, and her husband Josh.
These are some more of my coworkers, Tara, and her daughter Gwen and husband Brett, and Jenny.
My old friend Keith showed up with his wife, Sarah. They are so nice and this was their first gallery stroll without their kids, so they had more time for strolling.
Yes! We had lost the Daniels family to Texas, but they got brought back into the fold. They've been placed into the giant BYU bubble for me to visit. I'm super excited.
This is me! Here are some of the cuts from the show. There were 51 in all. You know, when you say that doing 50 things isn't that big a deal, don't listen to yourself.
A wall from the show.
More closeups. I will put up individual ones tomorrow.
Me and my largest piece, The United States of America. I have to pat myself on the back for this one, it's kind of pretty.
A closeup of the America one.
It was a great night! Thank you to all who showed up and an extra big thank you to all who helped me get everything prepared. I loved seeing everyone. If you didn't get a chance to see it, the show is still up and will be until the next Gallery Stroll. Visit the Blonde Grizzly on 15 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
They are open:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday: noon - 5pm