Saturday, July 6, 2013

BFA SHOW PHOTOS - wanna see?

BFA Show Opening Reception!  I loved it.
(note: the show will remain up until July 13th for those who still want to go see)

Here are some  photos taken by Lindsey Marie Sweat:

I put the story's text at the bottom of each piece so people could read the story of "You Should, You Should!"

This wonderful lady found me more than once to tell me how much she loved my book.
I love this pic





Me talking to Will Terry,  "This is how you changed me life forever, Will Terry.  I couldn't have done this without you!"




(only sad part is that my business cards didn't arrive on time, so I couldn't pass out the little card to tell people they can pre-order it on amazon... oh well...)


*Click   here to see and read the book upclose*


Here's the delicious food, provided by the fabulous Camie Call:







Here are the other talented beings I was fortunate to have my show with:

Mr. James Allen



Mr. Nate Call



Mrs. Rani Bean



And this is all of us together:
(Oh, except me.  I had to bail before we thought to take a group pic, because of a late night camping trip right after the show... yes I was exhausted)
(Nate, Rani, James... imaginary me)


Highlights:

  • Watching children read my story (the reason I put the text below the pics, so kids could see them)
  • Having strangers find me to tell me how much they loved not just the art, but the also story.
  • Hearing the question over and over, "How can I get this book??  This is incredible!"
  • Almost my whole family came, as a total surprise.  Wow!!!  Thanks family.  <3
  • Being with other artists and friends, glowing together as we showed off our sweat blood and tears of this past year.
  • My roommates all came, some my best friends, and some friends I wasn't even expecting.  I have the best support!  <3  Thanks guys.
  • Hearing people say, "Aah, I see some Will Terry in your work."
  • Watching Will Terry look at my book and give me a sincerest compliment on how far I've come.
  • Seeing Perry Stewart.  Thanks for teaching me some arts too Perry!!
  • Watching my brother-in-law go through two times, to read the story again.
  • Listening to my brother-in-law tell me how badly we need to get this book to the world, and the importance of it's message.  As if I didn't know.  ;)
  • Finally being done!  :)  This was the last step to graduation.  Phew!


15 comments:

  1. Hi Ginny, I can only see tiny bits of your illustrations but I have to say, I very much like what I see. I think you've got a recognizable style and the will set you apart from the humdrum of what's been coming out lately.
    I'm the author of, The Many Adventures of Pengey Penguin, a first (or junior) novel for kids. I use illustrations sparingly if at all. Perhaps you could stop by Pengey's facebook page and give him a thumbs up. He'd appreciate it.
    I'm always honest about art and literature and story and I will say this, you've got talent.
    Stick with it and I be able to say that I posted for you before you were famous.
    All the Best,
    John

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    1. Thank you John!! That's very kind of you! Pengey Penguin is adorable and he just got my thumbs up!

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  2. Yay, Ginny! So awesome! I love watching you live the dream; you're amazing!

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    1. Haha, it is pretty great. I feel blessed. Thanks Melinda! Thanks for being such a great support!

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  3. You did an awesome job, Virginia

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    1. Thanks Stewart :) Couldn't have made it up in time without you.

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  4. Yay, yay, yay! Wish we could have come!

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    1. Yay yay yay! It's okay I'm glad I got to see you earlier :) love you!

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  5. How exciting for you Ginny. It is a wonderful feeling when people show appreciation for your work. Congratulations! Nice to meet you. Best of luck with your book.

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    1. Thank you Janice! Terrific to meet and hear from you as well, I appreciate it so much!

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  6. Miss Gin I am so proud of you! Can't wait until I can read your book to baby Jaxon!

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    1. To baby Jaxon??!! I can't wait either! Thanks Katie lady. :) Means a lot.

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  7. I see Will Terry in one of your photo's. Your illustrations have similar look to Will's with the beautiful color. Did you take his courses?

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