Thursday, July 30, 2009

the dust has settled!

Okay, I am able to breathe now, the Gallerage is open, it looks good, things have a place, and the dust has settled. I am happy with it. I actually took my paints down yesterday and did some painting. It felt good to just be in the space without having to rush around and apologize for the chaos. This weekend is Alumni Weekend in Groton, hopefully I will get a little biz from the alums!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Grand Opening Video

Here is the Documentary Wilson made at the Grand Opening of Thou Art Gallerage! It is pretty funny, but caution if you get motion sickness!

Click here to see Wilson's documentary.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm a proud Auntie!

My nephew Jed and his student environmental group just won a national contest! It is called the National Geographic Green effect- They developed the Green classroom party kits! have a look at the product they developed- what a great idea. Jed is the little blond guy. To see the video click on the photo of the lady smiling (their teacher).

A Great night and restful weekend!

We had a great Grand Opening, thanks to all that came to help me celebrate! I really appreciate your support. After working so hard on getting ready for the party, I had a nice relaxing weekend. Now back to my HUGE list of things to do!
I have a FAB video that my son did, but I am having a lot of trouble uploading it- so, something to look forward to.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day!

I made the Ithaca Journal yesterday check it out! Thanks Dolores!

Early in the week, the weather looked like it was going to be stinky for my opening. This morning on the news there is a little sun icon behind the clouds and lightning bolt! Still hoping for a nice evening tomorrow- think positive! My space is small, so I want to be able to make use of the outside too. Ralph and Robert will be under a tent serving up Ralph's Rib dinners, and my couch and chairs need to be out in front to open the space inside- please no storms tomorrow!
Reagen's show is hung, it looks incredible against the yellow/green wall! I still have a couple of boxes to unload, and I have to figure out where I put all my serving items, bowls ladle, punch bowl, wine opener, more bowls, cheese board and knives. I know I will be rushing around trying to find all this stuff. Also I need to get coffee cups and cocktail napkins. I guess this is my "to do"
list! I better get doing!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hanging the first show!

Here is a "sneak Peek" at the beautiful pastel landscapes I will be hanging today! My first exhibit at the Gallerage is work by Reagen Elizabeth Troutman.

Reagen is a fab gal, and her art work is beautiful! Reagen also teaches the kid's (and adult) classes at Thou Art. Come meet her Friday at the first show in my new location.
I'm hoping those thunder storms will miss us on Friday!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

About the new location...

My location is FAB! I am in the same building as Bun Appetit Bakery- It should be called "YUM Appetit" because everything is delicious! Come to my opening Friday night and sample some of Jodi's sweets- she is doing a cookie tray for the party. I think I have officially tried everything at this point- my favorites? The Black & Whites (half moons), blue cheese bread, and cinnamon buns! I think our businesses are a good fit together. You can have a cup of coffee, a treat, and do a little shopping!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Big Week Ahead!

This is it! This Friday is my Grand Opening! All my work is coming to fruition! I was open a couple of days last week, but this will be my first full week open, with my "grand celebration" on Friday. I am very excited, but there is (as always) still much to do.
My brother is off to Ca. today- heading home after his vacation at the lake. We spent the day with the Family yesterday. It was a bit chilly, but the company was warm, and we ate steamed clams! YUM!!! Wils LOVES spending time with his cousins and being one of the boys! It is NEVER too cold to go swimming!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Shots of the new digs!

I am still arranging the place, and figuring out where things will settle. I LOVE the way my garage door opens up right on Main Street, and the curious have been peeking in! I do believe this is a one of a kind business here in my little town of Groton!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Gallerage is open!!!!

That is right, I am officially open- my sign is up and the flag is flying! There are still some boxes around waiting to be unpacked, and I am still getting "organized", but I AM OPEN! I LOVE my new space- so bright and colorful- I feel really comfortable and happy in my Gallerage! Now I have to get the web site updated and my artisans to bring me more product- I am going to be a lot busier in this new location!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


The final push is happening! I have been crazy busy getting everything moved and in place. I have rearranged items over and over again! I think I am getting there. I Still have a few items at the church, but Don is home (on vacation) this week and having him around is a big help. The Gallerage is almost ready! Here is the info for the first exhibit and the grand opening:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Okay, I'm BACK!

The water was cold, but that didn't stop him!
Don was in DC this week with my computer- I'm glad they are both home! Wilson has been at "Camp Grandma & Grampa" spending time on the lake with his cousins from Ca. I have been trying to get the rest of my accumulation out of the church- I didn't realize how much stuff I had dumped there! My stress level has been a bit high, mainly because I haven't been able to open the gallerage as of yet. I wish I was a minimalist instead of a clutter junkie! When I was a kid, my Grandmother gave me this little sign that said "creative minds are rarely tidy!" Boy was that right! I need to put my creative mind to work, and figure out what to do with all this stuff!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


This is how brain-numb I am lately: Today is Don and my anniversary! We have been married 15 years- I don't think either one of us remembered.
Happy Anniversary Babe!

Another crappy day!

We have had a lot of rain this week! It is gloomy and wet! I was hoping for a nice day tomorrow for the annual fire works here in Groton, but it looks like rain/thunderstorms for that too. My little town does a great 4th of July show at the elementary school, the whole town looks forward to it every year! We all hike (or drive) up to the school and congregate on the sports fields. They do a spectacular show that lasts about 1/2 hour! Hopefully the weather will be okay tomorrow evening.
My brother is in town! He lives in Ca. and I only see him and his family once a year. He got in late last night, so we will be going to the cottage for dinner tonight. Mom and Dad are excited to have the whole family under one roof! Wilson is REALLY excited about spending time with his cousins Emerson and Jed! They will be here for the month of July!

Still much work to do, but little by little I'm getting the Gallerage in shape. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? YES!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thanks Gary!

Thanks Gary for taking these photos!

I have been so busy unpacking boxes and moving things little by little, that I haven't been able to take any photos myself. I hope Gary doesn't mind I lifted these from his blog! I am not officially open, but I'm not about to turn anyone away- I have actually been selling out of boxes for the past 3 days! Just the fact that people are willing to go through a box is a pretty good indication that I will have some business! I can't wait to get this show on the road!