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Paula Ford
02-04-2008, 09:55 PM
Hi All,

Last Friday Jennifer at Redstreake Gallery in Cowan, TN had her official ribbon cutting grand opening and I was the featured artist. My show runs all month.

We hung about 20 paintings, including minis and sold 4 plus a bunch of minis on Friday.

I just received a phone call and she sold 3 more today!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Paula

fiannah
02-04-2008, 09:59 PM
WOW CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap:

K Taylor-Green
02-04-2008, 10:17 PM
You go girl!! An amazing way to start the year!

DAK723
02-04-2008, 10:22 PM
In a month, they'll all be sold! CONGRATS!!

Don

Kathryn Wilson
02-04-2008, 10:29 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

I am sure there will be more sales! Congratulations!

mrking
02-04-2008, 10:32 PM
Wooohooo that is so great.

sonita
02-04-2008, 10:35 PM
YEAHHHHH!! :) Congratulations!! So exciting...good for you :)
Soni

artinwc
02-04-2008, 10:37 PM
Wow...what a great start for the new year. Way to go!!!!!!!!!:clap: :clap:

Judith

Dougwas
02-04-2008, 10:47 PM
Way to go Paula!!!:clap:


Doug

klord
02-04-2008, 11:19 PM
ALL RIGHT PAULA!!!!!!!!!!!! Well deserved, you worked hard. Hope you are enjoying the feeling of success, not necessarily monetarily, but in the fact that your work is being well received by collectors and the public. THis is a wonderful reaffirmation of your passion and drive. Of course, the money is good too!!

Kim

Terry Wynn
02-04-2008, 11:29 PM
Congratulations, Paula.

Terry

water girl
02-04-2008, 11:38 PM
Hooray!!!:clap: :clap:

DFGray
02-05-2008, 12:25 AM
CONGRATS Paula
sounds great!

nana b
02-05-2008, 12:33 AM
Paula, hooray for you!! Do we need to nail your feet to the floor?:clap: We're so happy and proud of you!

nana

Shari
02-05-2008, 01:42 AM
Such good news Paula, contrats!!! I am proud of you. Now, if you can possibly share, I would love to know how you priced your pieces and what sizes they were. I am getting ready for my second show ever and I am eager to know what other artists are doing.

binkie
02-05-2008, 03:30 AM
Your art is wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

binkie

maggie latham
02-05-2008, 06:56 AM
Congratulations Paula.:clap: :clap: :clap:
You must be very happy. Did you sell some of those lovely minis you shared with us on WC?
Maggie

*Marina*
02-05-2008, 07:18 AM
Congratulations, Paula, you must be pleased.

CJMonty
02-05-2008, 08:11 AM
WELL DONE PAULA, I love your work. You must be totally stoked.

CONGRATULATIONS :clap::clap::clap::grouphug:


Love Carolynn :):):heart::heart:

Donna T
02-05-2008, 08:43 AM
I am sooooo happy for you, Paula! And you thought you were in a slump not long ago.:) Many congrats on the sales!!! :clap:

Donna

meowmeow
02-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Wow! What fabulous news. YOu must be sooo excited.


Sandy

Karen Margulis
02-05-2008, 10:11 AM
Congratulations Paula!!!! You deserve it! Fantastic news!!!!!!!!!

Karen

CindyW
02-05-2008, 10:21 AM
Wow, Paula, that is fantastic!!!!!!
How wonderful this experience is for your first opening!!
Huge congrats to you!!!

Cindy

Deborah Secor
02-05-2008, 10:43 AM
:thumbsup: Terrific!

Deborah

dobber
02-05-2008, 10:46 AM
Congratulations Paula. I'm sure you will sell more, your landscapes are gorgeous.

Dobber

bluefish
02-05-2008, 10:50 AM
The collector's are patiently waiting for those 24"x30" and 32"x40" Autumn Landscapes - are you convinced yet? No surprise to me, I recognized your talent immediately!!!!!!!

Way to go girl!:thumbsup:

'blue....':wave:

Dot Hoffman
02-05-2008, 10:57 AM
Wow, Paula, that's wonderful!!!!! Way to go!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

ElsieH
02-05-2008, 10:59 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
What wonderful news! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
Congratulations! May you have many more gallery features and sales!
:heart:

Adriana Meiss
02-05-2008, 02:08 PM
Hi Paula,
Congratulations! Wish you many more sales. Your new website looks great!
Adriana

Paula Ford
02-05-2008, 02:10 PM
Congratulations Paula.:clap: :clap: :clap:
You must be very happy. Did you sell some of those lovely minis you shared with us on WC?
Maggie

I sure did Maggie! Those little ones are really popular.

Thank you all so much!!!

One of the gentlemen I work with just came back from lunch and handed me a business card of a woman who works at a very large office interior business. She told him to tell me she has a new client, a big doctor's office, that would like to purchase my paintings to hang in the new office!!

WOW, this gets more exciting by the day!

Paula

Diana_pastels
02-05-2008, 03:24 PM
Wow, Paula! Congratulations! Although, I'm not surprised, your work is beautiful! In fact, I remember the first painting I saw when I joined WC was your painting of the Tennesee mountain vistas, (Can't remember what you actually titled the post - but I sure remember the painting).
Diana

PeggyB
02-05-2008, 06:44 PM
I sure did Maggie! One of the gentlemen I work with just came back from lunch and handed me a business card of a woman who works at a very large office interior business. She told him to tell me she has a new client, a big doctor's office, that would like to purchase my paintings to hang in the new office!!

WOW, this gets more exciting by the day!

Paula

:clap: I'm am very happy for you Paula. You've worked hard, worried "harder", and this is just all magnificent validation of your talent. :clap:

Peggy

Paulinwa
02-05-2008, 06:50 PM
Good job Paula.............:clap:
Paul

Westerngirl
02-05-2008, 07:17 PM
That's terrific! Congratulations, Paula!

Pat Isaac
02-05-2008, 08:06 PM
Awesome, Paula!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Pat

M Douglas
02-05-2008, 08:12 PM
Congrats on your success Paula!!

Melodie

Kathryn Day
02-05-2008, 08:13 PM
YEAH PAULA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew you had it in you. I am so happy for you. Congratulations.

Paula Ford
02-05-2008, 08:38 PM
Oh! Thank you all so much!!!

Paula

IdahoHat
02-05-2008, 08:57 PM
Congratulations, Paula! :clap: Did you take any pictures of the exhibit? Would love to see them.

David Patterson
02-06-2008, 01:42 AM
How did I miss this post!!

You deserve all that's coming your way Paula...except for the storms!!:eek:

A heartfelt contrats to you Paula!!:clap: :thumbsup: :)

David

Paula Ford
02-06-2008, 06:25 AM
Thank you Harriett! I sure did and will post them soon.

Thank you David!!

Paula

HarvestMoon
02-06-2008, 05:03 PM
super super cool- I am so very proud of you.... you certainly deserve it.... sure wish I was close enough to see.... any chance you could take pictures...

Redstreake
02-06-2008, 09:00 PM
Let me tell you how popular Paula's pastels are in my tiny town where my gallery is. She sells more art than I do! Seriously!! :-) But you know, people relate to landscapes more than horses, people have the sense of 'being there', and I get to see people's reactions to her art and it is awesome! Monday, I went to the gallery to pack up some ebay stuff when this car pulls up and this lady comes and peeks in the windows. Usually I am closed Mondays. She wants to come in, I can see it in her eyes. I motion for her to just come, open the door for her... and she starts in on Paula's pastel..."Oh, I was here Saturday and I saw this pastel and I couldn't get it out of my head all weekend, ya know? It just stuck with me! It was like I have BEEN THERE, ya know? Do you mind if I just go look at it some more?" She went and stared at it for a few moments more, and ended up buying it because she 'HAD to have it!" I get that alot about her artwork. And Paula doesn't think she is all that good. PULEEZZZZZZ.... she is that perfect pearl of an artist. She is loved :-).
Jen

Paula Ford
02-06-2008, 09:37 PM
LOL....Jen, you are tooooooo sweet!! Thanks girl!

I've been trying to get the photo uploader to work. Will try again tomorrow night. I'm pooped!

Paula

P.S. Thanks Linda!!

Paula Ford
02-06-2008, 09:50 PM
First thing that morning when everybody came for the ribbon cutting, my paintings hasn't been hung yet...therefore, no pictures of them.

Some of Jen's paintings...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2008/1978-Jens_paintings.JPG

One of the paintings Jen is working on...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2008/1978-Jens_painting.JPG

Ribbon cutting...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2008/1978-Ribbon_cutting.JPG

IdahoHat
02-07-2008, 09:40 PM
How fun! Thanks for sharing some snapshots. Wish we could be there. So sad what's happened in TN this week with the tornadoes. Those people are in my prayers.

Paula - keep up the wonderful work.:thumbsup:

Jen - congratulations on getting your gallery back up. You've had a tremendous amount of work for sure. May you be very successful.

Pat Isaac
02-08-2008, 10:13 AM
Great pictures, Paula. Thanks for giving us a look.

Pat

Shari
02-08-2008, 11:03 AM
Great pictures Paula, and I am so happy for you!!! Your paintings are beautiful and I am not surprised they are flying out of that gallery.

purpleheather
02-08-2008, 12:30 PM
:thumbsup: Congratulations!
Enjoy your success - you deserve it:clap:

Anne

Colorix
02-09-2008, 11:10 AM
Paula, congratulations to well deserved recognition, sales, and for people loving your paintings! You're a very very good painter, and I love your work too!