Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I've been meaning to tell you: It was the best Art Opening ever! Here are some photos to show why

This is one of the beautiful stars of the show, Murphy...

...a genuine tender-heart. He even gave me kisses.

Such a loving soul, he is.

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Murphy, however, wasn't the only dog in attendance. I mean, have you ever been to an art opening where there were nearly as many dogs as people? At one point I stopped talking, took a deep breath, and smiled. I looked around to witness everyone milling around, socializing, and nibbling on sweet treats and hors d'oeuvres--yes, even the dogs! Oh, what a scene to behold! I loved every second of it.

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There was plenty of conversation ,

(yes, this is how excited my hands get when talking about the process of painting these dogs!)

and contemplation,

and general silliness.

All in all, I would say it was a great night with a great turn-out.

And this is how happy it made me feel:


If you missed the bloggy promotional post, read about it here.


Anonymous said...

oh jessie, i wish so badly that i could have been there!!! words cannot express how over-the-moon i am about your art show!!! KU.DOS.!!!

Jenn said...

Wow! Looks like the show was a blast. Love that all the doggies came out to play, too. You are just glowing and radiant. Congrats!

bella said...

Awesome! Awesome! So glad it was a success - look at all those people and those doggies. And, miss - you look slammin' with your cute bangs.
Murphy is a cutie pie. xo

kj said...

i've been dying to know how it went! homerun! i am so glad for you, jessie. settle down with this gift and this life, because, well, just because.


caroline : my pocket said...

Yay! That must be the best kind of show, with dogs and children, I would have loved that! Your beautiful smiling face says it all and I love that photo of Murphy giving you kisses - bless! Congratulations Jessie, well done. :) xoxo

Annie said...

Your show looks so fun! I am glad you had a wonderful opening, could not happen to a better person :-).

nonizamboni said...

I'm so proud of you! What's that old adage about having to go out on a limb for the best fruit? Your work is wonderful and I wish you all good luck. I can't think of anyone nicer to spend time with than a bunch of d.o.g.s!

Leah said...

YAY! so happy for you. the pics made me smile and laugh. thank you so much for sharing them!

how awesome to have an opening with dogs! sounds like bliss to me. :-)

Amber said...

Oh, how wonderful! So happy it made you so happy. :)

I was telling a Pug-loving friend about you, and she thought it was brilliant. She may even become a client! I mean her dog Bella. lol


GreenishLady said...

That must have been a great evening. Everyone looks so happy there - you, guests (human and canine). Hurrah! Congratulations on a fabulous opening!.

Anonymous said...

Dogs at an art opening! I LOVE it! You are just glowing.

Melba said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures~they are amazing! Like you!
I am so happy to tell you that my husband finally figured out what was wrong with our computer and now I can finally see your blog on the first try~~~Hooray! He spent like 6 hours on it...I kid you not...thats how much I was driving him crazy about it.

Sending love your way!

TaraDawn said...

I am thrilled your showing went so well...I love the pictures...I can close my eyes and imagine myself there, listening to your animated words, making silly faces, mesmerized by your talent and beauty...as an artist and as a woman. I am so very proud of you...you deserve so much wonder and bliss! Love you,

Jamie said...

I am just grinning ear to ear reading this - experiencing the beautiful dogs, the energy, the joy in you! Wonder-full! I'm so happy for you, Jessie. You are such a talented woman of love! The world is richer for you and your work!

Anonymous said...

this is just FANTASTIc fantastic fantastic-- your talent is so huge and it is now married with yoru passion for the sweetest animals-- DOGS! and the results are just gorgeous. How utterly cool is that show? How utterly fantastic for you?!! I am so hapy for you-- savor every bit of this you CREATED it, you WORKED so hard for it and it is ALL YOURS-- so fabulou, Jessie!!!!


Colorsonmymind said...

Jessie-look at you girl-the joy satisfaction and love emits from your photo. How delish ad yummy this event looks. You make me dance and jiggle girl.

Thanks for making me smile.


megg said...


Oh I DO wish I could have been there - it looks amazing! You are SO talented!!!!!!

SO glad it was a success - you DID IT!!!!!!

Sharon said...

I am SO happy for you! You look like you have ARRIVED at the place you should be.
Love the fact that dogs could come, too!

madelyn said...


I am madly deeply completely in
love with your new
template ~ it's gorgeous and
so YOU!!!

Oh and that must have been the
most inspiring and delightful and
magical and fresh opening with puppies and children and dog kisses on your cheek ~ I think the photo with
your happy blurry hands
says it all

I am so proud and thrilled and happy for you sweetie ~ you
are in the enchanted world of your
own making :)

massive hugs:)

The Dream said...

Cool new look for your blog, Jessie!
WHOA! The pics from your show look awesome! Wish I could have been there! You DO look SO happy and it makes me smile. Congratulations!
From one dog lover to another, a big WOOF!!!

Becca said...

This is so exciting! Seeing all this happening for you is like watching American Idol!!

And I have to tell you - I was so startled to see your Murphy, because he is so like my friend's Murphy who just died - my heart just caught in my throat.

You are a great inspiration to all of us who are hoping to make dreams come true.

BTW< love the new blog look too!

laundrygirl said...

I would have loved to just have shown up and surprised you! This is so exciting and you look amazing!