Well, I am back from Chicago and what a wonderful trip I had! I have been so looking forward to it...and it was better than I had imagined it would be! I am now officially an ODACA artist and my show went so well...I SOLD OUT! ...all but 3 miniature pieces sold...Marie Therese sold within the first 10 minutes of the show being open and I also took custom orders for other dolls "like" her (same coloring and similar historical time period)...I also sold "Alice"...but I will be replacing her head for the collector, as I had planned to do when I returned. (it was a quick head done when I was in alot of pain--so she had a "pained" expression) My first two large ball joint gofun dolls are also already spoken for! I have a waiting list for the dolls after the first two!! So, it was far and above what I had expected! I enjoyed my time I spent with my new friend Flo Hanover (my roomate at ODACA)...we became close friends in our two days!
I have to say the ODACA members are the most generous and giving group of talented artists...I had so much fun with them and I am honored to be a member! I din't get alot of pictures like I had intended, I really was so busy I barely had time to visit the other artist's tables. Our show ended at 5 and I was able to make it to the NIADA show...it was a thrill for me to finally meet Ankie Daanen, Marlene Verhelst, Annie Wahl and Donna May Robinson (picture 4 here). Beautiful work at this show as well, although I was disappointed there were not more artists present.
An added entertainment bonus was that they were filming Transformers 3 right beneath our hotel and we had a bird's eye view of the filming! I was sitting in my hotel room window everyday watching the process as they continued to use the street set, they had set up over and over in different configurations at what looks like will be several scenes in the film! I managed to take more pictures of this than the actula shows!! (first snapshots)
My gall bladder which has been giving me trouble for three years and steady trouble for the last few weeks managed to hang through with me for the duration of the show (although I had to remain on my no-fat diet the whole time in Chicago!) Upon arriving home I have either been in the clinic, ER or in tests at the clinic...my surgery is now scheduled for this next Wednesday morning...I am looking forward to being pain free and back in my studio working!! A special tahnk you to Loretta Polaski of IADR for the picture of me at the show...I wouldn't of had one myself!!--Thanks Loretta!!
I will be out of commission for about a week here as I recover from my surgery...I am looking forward to getting back to work!!--Kori