Friday, August 17, 2012

Me at the MIA!

I rarely show a photo of myself.  But my husband snapped quite a few on this night.  I waded through the cringe worthy files and found two I liked.  Whew.  And Black and White made the top one even better.  This is me dressed up.  It is just my normal clothes except with jewelry.  
Oh, and my favorite shoes.  See at the bottom?  These beautiful pillars can be found at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Or the MIA for short.  And do you know what else you can find there?  

My art!!!!  Well, at least for one night.  But hey.  That is better than nothing.  A print of my award winning Cat on a Blue Stairway was juried into Art Perchance this year.  It is a fun night where 10 bucks might win you a piece of art to take home.  First you try your hand at the MIA's version of carnival games.  And for every win you get a ticket.

 Then you can drop your tickets into your bucket of choice.  The best part is that the games are relatively easy to win.  And even if you don't win you get a boobie prize.  A glow necklace, Salvador Dali mustache, Sheriff's badge, and other must haves!  

And for the first time my bucket was full!  The last two years it was a much lesser measurement.  But I suppose it is all how you look at it.  Glass 1/2 full or 1/2 empty.  My pail really was full by the end of the night.  But they snatched them away before I could get a final shot. 

So here's my shoes.  Aren't they cool?

12 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

I haven't been to the MIA in years. I need to remedy that. Congrats on having a piece hanging there even if for one night - very cool! Your photos are wonderful. I love B & W. Cool shoes, too :)

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos! It's nice to see you. I've never been to that place, but maybe someday...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow! Congratulations Sharon on having your beautiful painting displayed!
And the photos of you are beautiful!
love
tweedles

DJan said...

I love that picture of the cat on the blue staircase. But even more, I love those shoes! :-)

Sprite said...

CONGRATULATIONS SHARON!!! That is so exciting!!! I was about to ask how your evening went! Don't you look comfy and fabulous at the same time!?!
I *love* that painting! I hope whomever got it gives it a loving home!!
I hope you had fun!! It was a lovely evening for it!
Shiny Toenails!!!
YAY!!!!!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

first of all I think you look GREAT!!!!

Second...how COOL and how HONORED I am that I have that same print hanging in my office!!!!

CONCATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!!!

Au and Target said...

Hey you look nothing like I thought you would! Cute!

Christina Rodriguez said...

Such a nice photo of you! And those shoes are great. Need a pair like that myself.

TexWisGirl said...

you are beautiful. :)

and congrats on having your art displayed! so awesome!

Mary said...

I thought for a second...that bucket of votes was an art display...hahahaaaaa

Linda Hensley said...

Yay! Congrats on your big night. I have to laugh that your dress up clothes are the same as usual but with jewelry :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Such a pretty lady you are and so talented. I'm happy for you that things are starting to take off with your art. Well deserved.