Friday, March 27, 2009

Photos from Beneath the Layers Solo Exhibit at Place des Arts

Tracey Costescu Portrait ArtistTracey Costescu's Solo ExhibitSolo Exhibit Tracey CostescuLast night was alot of fun and I think a success :) We had a very nice turn out at the exhibit. By the time my photographer, aka my hubby, took photos many of the guests had left but this an idea of how the show looked with all the guests. It was a nice mix as there were many fellow artists and friends and I met a few new people as well which is nice. It is such a great venue and the other artists works were very nice and I think all of the artwork worked very well together.

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Blogger Lisa Lorenz said...

WOW...great pics look beautiful with your gorgeous painting! Bravo to you! So exciting...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa Lorenz said...

Oh yeah Tracey...we have the same taste, because I just bought a blouse like that with the zebra patterns...I love black and white! Have a great weekend ma belle!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Costescu said...

Thanks Lisa, yes it was kind of funny. I have been running around wearing my hat and no makeup so much lately some friends didn't recognize me at first, hmm, need to take a hat break I think :) Yes I love black and white, I did have another outfit I thought about wearing but of course black & white won out ;)

Have a great weekend too, it is actually sunny and warm here! Spring has finally sprung, oh than goodness!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Billie Crain said...

I'm thrilled you had a great turnout, Tracey!! You looked as beautiful as your artwork, too. I recognize the little girl with the flower garland behind you. Wonderful painting.

You wear a hat most times? I should get one for myself. I hate fussing w/my hair and could use a coverup. Spring is gradually coming to northern Michigan so I'll be getting my summer pixie soon. I can hardly wait.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Costescu said...

Thanks Billie, yes I clean up good ;) I never used to wear hats but since kids it is so much easier to throw on a hat especially since by about 11am my hair is in chaos anyway ;) Hmm, a pixie, wonder if the hubby would go for that.... ;)

Thanks for the kudos on the painting, it has become one of my favs, I am going to do a series as a have a few more ref photos that are great with the flowers & pink shirt.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I feel like I have stage fright. I purchased a used lap-top about a week ago and everything in the web world is new for me. There is a common joke about people like me...only webs around my house until now were the ones made by the little 8-legged creatures. I live in St. Augustine, Florida so actually, some of the spiders here aren't that small. The banana spiders seem to love my deck and if I don't catch them soon enough, they start to look like pets needing names. I must say I much prefer my four legged buddies. My mind and keyboard ramble. Wanted to send my congrats on your solo exhibit and scoring the cover of your Tri-City News. I do love the colors in the featured piece you are standing next to...and what a great time to use the word "darling". Your portrait is so sweet. The conversation about hair was funny. I did the pixie. In fact, I dare to cut my own hair. I never even comb it. What freedom! My blog is just getting started so no picture of me yet. If you click on the painting a wonderfully written article comes up. The reporter did a better job than I ever have with explaining the story of how art was the catharsis of healing for me. I had a fierce case of cancer...hence my first pixie. I was so thrillleeddd to see little buds of hair coming back in, after chemo. That was a long time ago. Did give me the courage to enjoy the pixie. But Tracey, your hair is beautiful, I'm not encouraging you to go grabbing your scissors! I'm starting to focus on portraits so I thought it was great to stumble into your work while wandering the web tonight. I've been doing so many "firsts" these last few days. Thought it appropriate to join your, mmmm whatcha-macallit under your profile back at the beginning of your blog. I've got a blog too. I noticed reference to 2 children and husband, plus other activities. I wish you great blessing all your endeavors. Does my need for spell check show up? Now I'll see if I can send and sign on. Bye.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Costescu said...

Hi Melanie, thanks for dropping by and just remember, if all else fails, reboot (ie shut of the computer and turn it on again) Works everytime ;)

I hope to see some of your work once you get up and running and a photo. I checked out your blog and yes, very nicely written, not my fortei (did I spell that right?!?) I clicked on your thingy too so will get updates as you post, same as my thingy ;)

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

This is like Disneyland the first time. Thanks for a quick reply. No scanner of my own yet, so not much of my art out there. I am wondering what "forte" you see on my blog...(the one that's not your forte?) The news article I linked, which has a description of how I was launched into the art world, has the pop-up ads flashing in it. I'm wary of setting up anything like that, unless I have something special I would want to promote because of the benefits to a guest on my blog. Did all that advertising give the article a crass edge? The ads are put there by the newspaper. I don't know how to get them off. Your comment points to a difference between us. Other than my Mother and the friend who helped me upload those pictures, you are the first person I have ever contacted "by web". I'm a fairly new artist as well as total novice with the computer. I'm curious what sort of forte do I come across with, and what would you say is your forte? Maybe I just like throwing around the word. I did have to look up how to spell it by the way. This is what my dictionary gave. Amused by the reboot suggestion. Actually that was the very first thing I did when I turned on my laptop. Used one, no instructions. Don't like 'em anyway, instructions. It said "press any key.." so I did and the thing completely froze. I hadn't read the whole sentence "...any key to open from a disc or drive or something". There I go again, starting to make a reference to a computer thingie (love it that we share the same vocabulary, or at least you spoke to me in the way I was sure to understand right now). Anyway, the laptop opens another way so it didn't know what to do with the command I gave it. I try to think of them, computers that is, as children. It helps me be a little more patient. I certainly don't know it's language and customs as of yet. I've really been living centuries behind most people until this month. I don't have cable tv, I didn't have voice mail on my cell phone (just got the cell to make my friends happy) I was a hard person to catch. New digital camera too. LOTS to learn!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Costescu said...

lol Melanie, see proves my point! I meant your page is written nicely and that writting is not my forte ;) I better stick to painting!

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

Tooo FUNNY! I'll be brief this time...need to get to some painting myself. And like I said, got much to learn about all the wonderful tools I've spurned all these years. My imagination leads me to project life onto inanimate objects. In secret I used to have sort of a superstition, I guess you'd say, that I somehow repelled electronics. Even wrist watches seemed to die untimely deaths. Uh-oh, hope you don't fear my "presence" in your computer world. I do promise to come in peace. I am determined to embrace and enjoy all the things I've avoided in the past. I'd say, not your writing skills, but more my insecurity showing up. Computer communication--not my forte, YET. I seem to have found a thoughtful heart in you. Appreciate your fast response. Have a great day, week...

6:09 PM  

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