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mandag den 13. maj 2013

Micro Painting Monday - 24 - after my first exhibition

When I started my facebook page Micro Paintings by Maria the chairman for Vendsyssel Knivmagerlaug asked if I would like to exhibit on their annual "Knivtræf i Nord".
Knife makers from all of Scnadinavia - also our neighbor to the south, Germany, and other countries meet to show their amazing work and to participate in a competition. I can tell you that they have attention to detail, I'm in awe!
But they also invite other crafters to exhibit, my two stand "neighbors" showed and sold silver jewlery and glass, there also were and amazing girl who made beautiful things of  willow by braiding them, flies for fishing were showed and tied, a blacksmith made knife blades - there were so much to see...

Knivtræf i Nord is held in the huuuge barn of the old manor "Knivholt Hovedgaard", and since the weather was cold - so was the barn, so I have a sore throat and is not physically feeling well today, actually not at all - but I'm so happy!!

Showing something not seen before takes a little learning by doing....
On Saturday a lot of people just glanced and passed by with that empty look in their eyes, even if many did stop, so that I got a chance to talk to them and a lot of business cards was haded out.
But I decided to make improvements for Sunday.

It might be a bit difficult to see (unless you click on the photos to enlarge them) - but I wrote Hand Painted Micro Paintings - read for the wall or a frame - and that gave a whole new level of interested, and I sold the first piece first thing in the morning.
All in all it was a fantastic week end, most of all because it was so good to hear that people liked what they saw, and some even very impressed :)

 Of the not shown here on the blog sets, that was sold were these two, first "Mossy theme"

 
- and "Orange flowers and mushrooms" - here shown before and after mounting....

As always see more in my shop Micro Paintings by Maria HERE - and please, please click the Facebook LIKE button to the right next to the first photo in this post - or when you are in my shop, use the button in the left side banner - or go directly to my Facebook page HERE

37 kommentarer:

  1. woohoo tillykke med det Maria :D sikke en dejlig nyhed

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    1. Tusind tak min ven - ja, det var skønt :)

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  2. I'm so glad you took part in the exhibition! I told you in the comments even before you opened your shop that you are doing real paintings on the nails! ;)

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    1. Yes, you have always believed in me - thanks from the bottom of my heart, zebra-nails <3

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  3. It is lovely that you had a chance to take part in that exhibition, and more important, that you sold some of your lovely work.
    Get well soon.

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    1. It really was so nice all of it - and thanks I feel really lousy...

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  4. Congratulations Maria and get well soon :)

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    1. Thank you so very much Irmak - and thanks, hopefully :)

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  5. Congrats on participating in the event! I love the stands you made and the way you presented the work :)

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    1. I'm so happy you like the stands - thanks a lot Mari!

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  6. Amazing! It's no less than amazing what you do. I'm so glad that the exhibition went okay :)

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  7. Wow, that's great that you got to show your art at an exhibition! From the two sets above, I like the second the best. Your mushrooms are just really cute :D

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    1. Thank you so very much, Kayono - and I'm so pleased you like them :)

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  8. Sorry you're not feeling well--hope you are better very soon! Congratulations on a successful exhibition!

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    1. I hope so too, not feeling at all better today LOL - thank you so very much Karen!

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  9. Congratulations on your success :D You deserve it, your micro-paintings are always beautiful! You're so talented! ^^ I hooe you'll sell many more, if that's what you want!

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    1. Thank you so much Criminal Nails - and you make me totally blush LOL
      - and yes, I would like my paintings to live in many homes :)

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  10. Well done Maria! Your stand looks fabulous :) Beautiful work as always. Hope your feeling better soon x

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    1. I'm so pleased you like it, thanks a lot Katie - and thanks, I hope so too!

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  11. Wow, congrats on being a part of the exhibit and on your success! You really deserve it, Maria. Your work is fantastic and you're one talented lady. :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much Yun - you are so very sweet!

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  12. Yay! So awesome, Maria! I like how by just adding "hand painted micro paintings" created interest :D woohoo!

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    1. Thank you so much Traci - sometimes you need to tell people what they see ;)

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  13. Great to hear the exhibition went well! :) You are so talented and I dont get tired of telling you how spectacular your art is!

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    1. I'm so happy it did :) Thank you so much my friend, and I never get tired of hearing it ;)

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  14. Wohoo Maria what a great opportunity.

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    1. It really was - it's like now I'm started LOL - thanks Viviana!

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  15. This today, MOMA tomorrow ;)

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    1. Aww, thanks a lot - now you are too kind *Ky*;)

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  16. i'm so happy for your success :*
    the only way is up now :D

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    1. LOL slightly hoovering over the bottom also might mean down - but let's hope you are right - and thank you so much for believing in me Zana!!

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  17. It must have been a beautiful experience! I'm happy for your success, you really deserve it! :-)

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    1. It really was, and thank you so very much Tanja, you are so sweet!

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  18. Its very good. Nail painting very good. Now days micro(nail) painting is getting very famous between girls. It looks very good and elegant. I have seen very few artist work on nail painting.

    Gabe Nechamkin

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