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Lucky 7

Wow. I had been managing a post a month so far this year – even 2 in February! And then I missed June. On so many levels. June was all about the volleyball. In fact, I was at a volleyball tournament in Reno (Jr Nationals – boy got a Silver Medal!!) when June became July! So now it is July 11th and the club volleyball season is over. I’ve managed to sleep in my bed 3 nights in a row and I’ve been to the grocery store. Life is slowing getting back to normal. Too damn hot, but that’s normal too. I didn’t gamble while in Reno, but maybe I should have. 7 is my lucky number. And July is again turning out to be a great month for art! I have 2 pieces in the State Fair Fine Art Exhibit – and my photography entry won an Award of Excellence!! I have a one of my new photos up at Viewpoint Gallery for the annual Member’s Show. Then last weekend, while recovering from Reno in Santa Cruz, I was invited to be participate in the 7×7: Seven Pieces by Seven Female Artists show at BodyTribe this month! So I…

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Tonight is my Artist Reception!!

Oh. Em. Gee. ::kermit arms:: ::thud:: and all that “I should be freaking out” jazz! Except I’m not really freaking out. Right now… The Artist Reception for my very first solo show is tonight. This one: So I’m heading out to get a pedicure and my hair done. A very nice way to spend the afternoon. My artist statement (you may have heard me mention that. ha!) is done. I just need to remember to bring it with me tonight. I have a new outfit thanks to the help of the amazing Evil Jill Matsuhiro! So what would have been my biggest stress of the day can now be saved up for tomorrow night! ha! All the work of the past year and a half is done. wow.¬† That’s kind of crazy isn’t it? A year and a half of blood, sweat, and tears went into 19 photographs on a gallery wall. Hours of being bent over the glass table shooting small things. Days upon days spent in the darkroom. Endless sleepless nights with my brain buzzing over an idea, the motivation, the words to describe the madness! And Chris still loves me! So, I guess I’m good. See ya…

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It’s August!

How is that possible??The State Fair is over. I pick up my pieces this Friday. And then on Sunday, the Member’s Show at Viewpoint gets taken down and we hang my solo show!Let’s all take a moment here to bend forward and put our head between our knees – and/or – breath into a paper bag. Reader’s choice.I should be out plastering the town with those fancy postcards I had made. Hell, I should be working on finishing up that artist statement! But I’m in oral surgery recovery mode, so that will all have to wait. I have 9 days until the Artist Receiption. Once all these drugs leave my system, I predict that I’m gonna need a bigger paper bag.So, you have a couple more days to get to Viewpoint and check out the Member’s Show. This is my “Three Graces” And a week from Friday I’ll see you at the Artist Reception! ::breath in breath out repeat::

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Moving on to the next great freak out

So… art. shows. “coming in hot!” as a young Kyle screamed from the back seat one day many years ago. And for the record, that semi wasn’t barreling down on us that fast. But yes, I am again freaking out a bit stressed. I had to email my exhibit coordinator (oh my god!) at Viewpoint¬† with the titles and prices for the show. Prices people! Poor Evil Jill and Chris. They took the brunt of the crazy Dawn on that issue. And the dust from that drama trauma had barely settled when I discovered this under upcoming shows on the Viewpoint website! https://www.viewpointgallery.org/exhibit/price-enlightenment-photographs-dawn-blanchfield And then I passed out, hit my head, woke up thinking I was the Queen of Spain. Or something like that. I’m really not sure the lead up to this show isn’t going to finally land me in the padded cell of my dreams. In the meantime, I printed a new photograph for the Viewpoint Member Show in July. And the State Fair is next month too. That should distract me right? Oh! If you weren’t playing along on Facebook, Kyle’s team won their bracket!! And placing higher in the final standing than those snooty 15-1’s. #29…

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