Joker's Bottle of Frogs

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Since we came back from Oz I've not been posting much to Moblog. I have however been following what most of you have been getting up to, couldn't miss that. There was a problem with not being able to post from my phone directly, which is a problem for me being away from home most of the time. That's sorted now, had to do with the (XL-ent) changes recently to MoblogUK.
I've kind of been persuaded that I should do more with (some of) my images and artwork.
I'm gradually getting enough "stuff" together to maybe put on a bit of an exhibition (or maybe just make an exhibition of myself, we'll see).
These are mock-ups of potential three-panel canvases of some abstract works. I had a couple of frames spare in the attic so I put together these three too. It doesn't look bad, close up, frames, glass and matting make such a difference to an image and its presentation but I'll be going much bigger in size than this shortly and investing in some serious canvases.
There are "proper" photos in the mix too, some black and white work, wedding pictures, landscapes, not sure if I should theme the display or mix the lot up, see which ones generate interest (assuming anyone turns up).
Early days yet, I've a few options and ideas for venues, maybe even multi-venues (which will solve the "theme or mix" dilemma)
Time scale is before the end of this year, which gives me four months and should be more than enough time, or not nearly enough, we'll see.
Steep learning curve, nothing I know anything about, as yet.
So, I'm still here, lurking in the background.
About time I did something with this and put it to bed for good, can't say I never tried then, in my old age.
You're all invited to opening night, there will be nibbles and wine, lots of red wine (I'll be the drunk one, slumped in the corner)
and espresso coffee, I make it with a lemon twist, you like!
:-)
10th Aug 2008, 17:48  

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nige says:

bloody good show my man. i'll be first in the queue (not to see your work, mind. only for the nibbles)

congrats, and fingers crossed.

10th Aug 2008, 18:11

hildegard says:

095 - espresso, lemon; Lethal Weapon 2, I think.

10th Aug 2008, 18:54

Caine says:

Wonderful! Good luck, Joker. I'd buy that red, white and black one one the left in a second, it matches my kitchen. :)

10th Aug 2008, 21:00

Dhamaka says:

Good to see you doing it - and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next
:)

10th Aug 2008, 22:22

Jxl nli says:

Cheers all, I'll do my best and keep you informed.
(095 & H, it's from Beverly Hills Cop, the camp guy in the art gallery, later becomes an arms dealer)

11th Aug 2008, 09:01

Paddington says:

Go Joker !

11th Aug 2008, 09:38

hildegard nli says:

Dangnabbit - knew it was the gallery assistant but had him in the wrong movie!

11th Aug 2008, 09:44

billion says:

sounds great joker, nice one...

11th Aug 2008, 11:44

Jane Doe says:

all the best, a *lot* of people I know are taking their photography to the next level, at the mo, increasing their exposure and hopefully reaping real rewards

11th Aug 2008, 12:56

minkey says:

Any excuses to visit holland ;-) good luck and have fun
PS : for me the hibiscus one

11th Aug 2008, 13:19

Viv says:

Never been to Holland - could be just the reason!

Looks exciting - good luck

11th Aug 2008, 15:19

paintist says:

Yay! thats great....your work should be seen and appreciated, good luck with getting your show together and finding a venue :-)

11th Aug 2008, 16:47

MaggieD says:

Wow, looking really good .... let us know when you have an exhibition sorted and I will do my utmost to get over there (I am well overdue a trip to Holland) ....

11th Aug 2008, 17:14

Geodyne says:

I so want to be there for opening night - I'm sure you'll be brilliant!

11th Aug 2008, 17:15

SLG says:

whatcan I say...... about time ? ACE :-)

11th Aug 2008, 21:47

FilbertFox says:

YAY another excuse to visit Holland.

27th Aug 2008, 12:03