Friday, November 13, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Yesterday I learned that a local art gallery is sponsoring a fiber arts show for South Carolina artists in February and March.  I have the information, the rules, and contact information.  I’m going to do this.   And I’m scared to death.

I’m scared because this is a small town and people I know will see something(s) of my stuff.  I’m scared because I have to hang my own items and I don’t have the foggiest idea of how to do it.  I’ll get over it.  Actually, I’m already beginning to get over it. 

I’m beginning to think of what I might show and how it might be displayed.  I’m beginning to think of how I might volunteer to help—this is a co-operative art gallery so the artists whose work is being shown are expected to help out. 

Still I am going to have to talk to the contact person.  And that scares me, too!.  Yes, even at the tender age of 71 I can still be extraordinarily shy.  Despite the fact that I absolutely know that the contact person will be very nice and very helpful.  Indeed, it turns out my husband knows and likes her;  she works at the university where he teaches.

All will be well…….

"Opportunity” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 12, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Leigh said...

Peg, yay! Good for you! Yes, you should do this! It will be great.

Susan B. said...

I agree! You are already sounding more sure of yourself! If it helps, I'll be behind you virtually!

Bev said...

Hey Peg! Don't be shy. I've already talked you up to Jane Madden and told her how talented you are! I will try to do something if I can, but my problem right now is I have one foot in SC and one foot in CA. I've decided the Left Coast is where I would be better suited!

Bev in Manning

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you Leigh and Susan B. Bev, thank you. I will always be shy (sigh.....) but I have the backbone to deal with it when I need or really want to. I enjoyed your use of the word "Left".....(Grin!)


Yes! Go for it!!! You are very talented and you'll probably enjoy the whole process more than you think.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Deep End of the Loom. I am so very grateful for your, and everyone's encouragement.

PattyAnne said...

Hi Peg,

I live in Greenville area and wondered where the show is?


Peg in South Carolina said...

Patty Ann, it's in Florence at the Art Trail Gallery.