Wowza! The whole weekend was a smash success starting with the Champagne Opening which had about 75 to 80 people at some point in attendance quaffing their way through nine, yes nine bottles of champagne. Good idea, Julie to get a case. Two days later after the throngs subsided and we had visitors right to the last minute before 4 p.m. four out of the six artists represented raised a half glass of champagne to toast the first ever La Luna Azul Arte Salon Open Studio!
Ella Fournier and Jan Manning were our golden girls chalking up the most sales but everyone in attendance got lots of positive feedback about our work and about how all the work was displayed in the hallway, el bano, the bedroom, the living room, kitchen and yes even the mirador and outside hanging from ventanas! We had every possible wall surface, easel and furniture surface displaying our wide variety of eclectic artwork ranging from 5 pesos for a mixed media matchbox to 12,000 pesos for Julie Mignards muy grande abstract canvases that were in and outside the apartment and mirador.
Many thanks to local troubador, Alfonso Nava who serenaded us and the whole neighbourhood for that matter with his fine renditions of new and old ballads. I took a few pictures of him perched on the ledge of my balcony which I will have to upload when I return as my beloved IPad Blanco was shockingly snatched right out of my hands at 9 30 p.m. last Thursday.
Regretably, I did not have the pictures and videos uploaded to ICloud so only the pictures emailed and posted here and Facebook are recoverable. I believe in the balance of karma so KNOW that no good will come to the hoodlum who brazenly stole my IPad and ran out the door of Toms Bar. Two bar patrons gave chase and one of my neighbours on Constitucion was able to write down the licence plate number and call it in to the policia. I know its gone forever but….And of course, it is not the IPad per se that is most important but my pictures and videos that are now only uploaded to my memory and heart.