Sunday, November 16, 2008

Opening Night: a celebration in images

Cuppa Java.

Opening night crowd.

Me--feeling happy, exhausted, satisfied, blessed.

My Ella bean.

The biggest highlight of my night: meeting Ella's mama, Evy.

Ella might not look much like her mama, but I now know where she got her personality from!

Bella's "grandpa" taking in the show.

My brother, Nelson: The Thinker.
My brother and sister have come to all of my openings. I love them for this. :)

Tucker, a neighborhood dog, wanting in.

Tucker, the neighborhood dog, actually getting to come in!
Dogs allowed. One night only. ;)

A view from the side.

Missy, my soon-to-be new studio mate.

"Spice Girl...(aka Bella)"
Although I do not have a photo of it...the other biggest highlight of my night was seeing Bella reuniting with her foster mama, Ann. Such joy! Such excitement! Such LOVE! They were in their own world. So happy to see each other. It took my breath away. It took everyone's breath away.

Gus...the laughing Buddha!
Gus, formally known as "Snuggles" is blind...but oh so happy!

It was TRULY a night of bliss.

Thank you to everyone who was there!
And, if you weren't there, hopefully these photos will help you to pretend. ;)
Thank you Gus, Mandy, Missy, Ella, Peanut, Hazel, Koda, Bella, Evy, and Japser!
Thank you Pet Haven.

Thank you, Universe...for helping me make my life look like this.




Samosas for One said...

This is so awesome! I wish I could have been there. :(

Jessie said...

I wish you could have been there too, Anu!

Leah said...

congrats, congrats my dear. your work looks stunning! and of course, i love all those cute doggy patrons too!

jennifer lee said...

Congratulations, Jessie! Wow, looks like it was an awesome night. You are sooo in your element and it shows :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

What a wonderful night! What a wonderful life! :)

Melba said...

Oh how I would have LOVED to have been there!!!
One day!!!

Love you friend.

megg said...

Someday I promise I will be at one of your openings - I wish I could have been there!! Tucker's eyes melted my heart (as did your picture of your wee Ella!!)

Congratulations on a beautiful show and doing such GOOD in the world!

LOVE to you my friend!!

P.S. My email is down - will write as soon as it is back up!


Elli said...

"Thank you, universe, for making my life look like this."

That is just the most perfect sentiment. I want to live inside it. Thanks for showing us!

laundrygirl said...

Such great work! Looks like it was an incredible evening. Congratulations to you. I desperately wish I could have been there!

deirdre said...

You look so happy - and completely calm. I'm thrilled all this wonderful stuff is happening for you. You've worked so hard for it. xoxo

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh Jessie, I am so happy for you. Look at your success! What joy and it's so amazing people brought their dogs. What a life you are living.

Sharon said...

It looks like a wonderful opening for you, and your paintings are wonderful and expressive, as are the dogs who attended. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

just incredible, jessie.

Sharon said...

Oh, Jessie, what a beautiful gift you have! I am SO in awe!

Anonymous said...


Jamie said...

Congratulations on an absolutely amazing opening. Your paintings literally glow with love. They jump right off the walls and into your arms.

You look radiant and beautiful. I'm smiling with you.

Amber said...

I WISH i could have been there to see your dogs in person! Congrats. I want to write to Oprah about you,and the work you do for pups. LOL!


maddie said...

you looked luminous ~ beautiful

~ a glowing artist in her
true element:)

Aspen said...

Congratulations! (sorry I'm a bit behind on my blog reading)

I love your work as much as I love your subjects... which is saying something... cuz I am the loviest dog lover.