Facebook is a wonderful way to get feedback on all the images we did this summer, but actually getting prints and canvases out there at an art show with other artists really makes a difference. That's just what we did today at "Art in the Park", a community based art show in Piermont, NY. Any artist will tell you that producing a show makes you look at your work in a whole new light. The details and planning that go into the event are, quite frankly, more work than actually creating the creating the art.
But here's where it gets really great; you get feedback...LIVE feedback from people who walk by your booth and react to the photographs you made. It's a LIVE audience and the feedback was spectacular. I was lucky enough to hear a lot of "wow's". I also heard a lot of "is that really underwater? Or did they Photoshop that.. (whoever they is?)
And then there was Tony (below), who paints and creates for the joy of it all. He's a character (not to mention a talented artist) that padded around Flywheel Park this afternoon and was quite content at creating his own works of art just a few steps away from our booth. He was patient. He answered questions from everyone who stopped by. He was relaxed and cool. He reflected the true spirit of what creating was all about. Happy to be a part of it all at "Art in the Park" on a Sunday afternoon. And as far as social media is concerned? My bet is Tony is old school, his social media consists of saying hello to new folks like me and making us all feel welcome and humbled at his being so gracious.