Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gallery Palette



Last night we were able to start painting the newly prepped walls in Katie’s Gallery. Katie is much more color brave than I am! At the paint store she knew exactly what she wanted in terms of the paint colors for her new space. While I was leaning towards taupe neutrals, she picked colors like “Mexican Cafรฉ Yellow” and “Reflecting Pool Blue” –and last night all are working together beautifully! It’s been fun to see the transformation of the new space. We’re hoping for an October 1, First Friday Grand Opening –barring any inspection issues with the Muni. On the positive, it’s an all licensed and professional crew that the building owner is using, and to keep costs down Katie (and volunteers) are helping with the minor decorating details. Speaking of volunteers –I have one sweet Art Husband, even on his birthday last night he knocked out an entire section of wall painting! Katie treated him to his favorite sweet from Cake Studio (the bakery next door to the new Gallery) after we finished and all three of us sat on the steps outside in the lovely evening air (no rain!!) and watched as people held their hands to the windows of the new space trying to get a peek at what new business was going in the building.

As the Spenard Farmers Market nears it’s final Saturday for me (this Saturday 8/28) it was time to deliver some new metal work up the Alaska State Fair, Bad Girls of the North booth. You’d never know Anchorage had set a rain record by the incredible blue skies we’ve had the last few days –let’s hope it holds for the Sate Fair! The Bad Girls booth is next to my all-time favorite food booth… TAMALES! I (heart) Tamales :o)

Willie’s new toy (tool) box arrived yesterday. He spent the afternoon unloading all the goodies that any mechanic (or artist) lusts after. I’m excited because whether

it’s cell phones, fishing gear or new tool boxes we always manage a way to get the hand-me-downs -and his “old” tool box is pretty sweet and looks fine right where it’s at –in our garage!

8 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

I love the colors you guys picked, I'm with you I would have been going for the neutrals but these are great! Look forward to seeing the finished product!

Linda Starr said...

when winter comes the bright colors will be great.

cookingwithgas said...

We went very bold with color in the studio- Curried rice, parsley, a blue that makes retired people think Florida! I love the colors and so will she.
Inspiring!

cindy shake said...

Oh, good thought about the winter Linda!! I guess we Alaskans don't think too far ahead when it comes to snow HAAHA!

ang said...

wow love the red...thats going to be some space when its full of works all the best to Katie and getting things passed :))

ang said...

ps...... i also think some raku would look brilliant against those colours !! :P

Hollis Engley said...

It's going to be a wild and crazy place. Make sure you post pics when the first work is installed.

Patricia Griffin said...

I checked out Katie's link to her gallery page. With her vibrant, colorful artwork and those gallery walls, it's going to be all about COLOR! How fun!