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Number Lore

Posted in Attitude, back in business, Bring it, concentration, eclectic, Entering New Territory, entertainment, Funny, gallery, good grief, Humor, Idiot, In sync, it's only money, Land of OZ, Not a clue, Personal, playing the game, snort, the story unfolds, uh oh, Uncategorized, wacky, Whoo Hoo, yikes on January 24, 2009 by anuvuestudio

I have, for the last 5 days, been working on the sales tax for the gallery. Now for those of you that don’t know me, numbers and my brain don’t always coincide. You can ask all the folks at my bank. We’re on a first name basis. Imagine a meteor hitting a small planet at a rather accelerated speed. It’s not that I’ve sold a great deal and there’s a plethora of receipts (not sure what people see in that word). After all…It is art we’re talking here people. But the fact that I’m doing any type of accounting is about the equivalent of me making a pot roast with all the trimmings. It’s quite an unnatural thing.

I feel certain that my accountant ascertained something in me early on that made him come up with an “idiot proof” chart. I’m to fill in “only the little green squares”. I’m to “utilize the drop down menus” and use “only the categories created”. He’s made it “H proof”. It won’t let me type ANYWHERE I’m not supposed to. Ahh, what’s the fun in that? He asked me to send him a small portion of my handiwork to be certain I wasn’t “coloring outside the lines”…screwing up his perfectly executed spread sheet. It even gives me a big red “OK” when I’ve done a good job. Kinda the equivalent of one of those gold stars in elementary school. I sent off my first draft. Sadly…it was for the year 2009 ;(

I did all the requested revisions to round one. I’ve just completed my 4th quarter, sent it off and am eagerly awaiting my grade. It took 6 cups of thick, black, pumpkin spice coffee just to finish. I remember the day when he looked me straight in the eye and asked me if I knew not to keep writing checks if I didn’t have any money in the account. I’m still chuckling over that. I distinctly remember my Father asking my Mother that very same thing! I can say in all honesty, on that one point, I’m pretty clear. I still wish I’d said “That’s when I’m supposed to pull out my credit card, right?…What’s life without messing with the analyticals?

As far as my relationship with numbers goes, I’m not concerned. One of the bank tellers yesterday told me I had wonderful “fashion sense”. The next teller readily agreed and so did the head of business accounts (and he’s a man). So you see…no worries…I already have some form of “sense” down. 😉

Woman in Veil

Posted in Art, back in business, create, Entering New Territory, Friends, frozen, gallery, Halloween, Haunted, Haunting, Images, Life, Personal, photography, Skeltons, Skulls, the story unfolds, Too tough to die, uh oh, Uncategorized, Veil, Whoo Hoo on October 8, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I figure I’ll string out the shots this year and give you one a night. I’ve been out for a few days, practising my Vampire skills (I had a treatment for minor skin cancer that requires me to stay out of the sun) while two very kind friends held down the fort. Susan and Jim, I can’t thank you both enough for watching the gallery! Jim (while guest sitting in) took some stellar shots of the current “visitors” hanging out. All the shots I will show are his and all the developing (in case he saw them finished differently in his mind) will be in my hands. This young lady stands at the slider door, looking on… as she mourns the loss a beloved one, while the deceased beloved one’s bride holds his head in her lap. That shot later. Don’t ya just love a good spin on a story…even if the caricatures involved aren’t breathing 😉

Woman in veil (with a shout out for Kweli’s lovely earrings)

Dead or Alive, You’re Invited

Posted in back in business, Bring it, Day of the Dead, Dreamer, eclectic, excitement, fabulous, gallery, Halloween, Hanging out, Haunted, Haunting, Kids in Costumes, the story unfolds, Uncategorized, Whoo Hoo on September 24, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Anuvue welcomes Halloween

Posted in back in business, Canine activites, create, Dreamer, excitement, Friends, gallery, Halloween, Hanging out, Haunted, Life, mannequins, Personal, the story unfolds, uh oh, Whoo Hoo on September 20, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Well, good grief…I just looked at my calendar and October’s Halloween show is only days away. By next Saturday, all the art is due to go up on the walls (Hint Hint everyone) and in the jewelry cases. No doubt I will waste many hours… just standing there oogling everything.

This year, I will be toning down my routine, in hopes of letting the Artists shine and hopefully catch my pocketbook up with my spending. (Starting a gallery didn’t come cheap). I’m building a small set that will fit in the center of the room (where the movable walls usually stand) based on the theme “Day of the Dead” and the “can’t wait to see” art will hang on the surrounding walls.

I made some costumes with the help of a very mean, grudge holding glue gun and a very old, squeaky Brother sewing contraption. I think it’s still mad about the Scary Clown “red leatherette” tent top a few years back. Funny thing about that machine, the last time I used it,  I could actually “see” to thread the needle. This year it was quite comical. Thank God Jamie had left behind some very old granny glasses…and more thankfully… no one saw me in them… finally getting the dang needle threaded. To tell the truth, I kept looking outside to see if anyone was passing so I could ask them for help! Wouldn’t that have been an interesting conversation…

Tomorrow stands to be a busy day…for I’m usually miles ahead at this junction. But I’ll make it and I’ll be searching again this year for that shy kid that gets to become anything they want to…just for one day…the one who inspires my reason and true love for Halloween.

Now go forth and get your kids ready! or your dogs…if you must 😉

Guess what’s a-comin… ;)

Posted in Art, back in business, create, Death, design, eclectic, Entering New Territory, Friends, gallery, Halloween, Haunted, Images, it's only money, Life, Personal, photography, Stupendous, the story unfolds, Uncategorized, Whoo Hoo on September 17, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Party Time

Posted in Art, artists, back in business, Clowns, create, creative, design, Dreamer, Dreams, eating, eclectic, Entering New Territory, entertainment, excitement, fabulous, Famiiy, Friends, future, gallery, Goofballs, Grand Central, Hanging out, harmony, Hiding place, Hope, Images, it's only money, jewelry designers, keeping positive, Life, Love, Memories, Music, music makers, Musicians, neighbors, new beginnings, Night, Party, People, Personal, progress, Remember, Somewhere Over the rainbow, Stupendous, the story unfolds, Uncategorized, view, wish, wow on July 19, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I took a few shots early on as people started arriving for our opening…and then had to put my camera down to eliminate bodily harm in the mayhem. A few people picked it up towards the end and took some of me and my fat cheeks. I wish I had more to show you just how many beautiful people came to see and enjoy the Studio. We had such a great time. Everyone…

Anuvue Reception

Posted in Art, artists, back in business, Collections, create, creative, design, Dreamer, eclectic, Entering New Territory, entertainment, excitement, Friends, future, gallery, Hanging out, it's only money, jewelry designers, Musicians, new beginnings, Night, Party, Personal, photography, progress, Somewhere Over the rainbow, stomach muscles, the story unfolds, welome, Whoo Hoo on July 4, 2008 by anuvuestudio


Building Anuvue’s Patio

Posted in back in business, create, design, eclectic, entertainment, future, gallery, Hiding place, Images, new beginnings, Personal, Rooftop, the story unfolds on June 16, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I’m one of those people that picks things up along the way…in my travels…and then throws them together for the fun of it. I worked on the patio for Anuvue getting it ready for the grand opening. It’s missing the flat screen that will hang on the stucco above the storage/ seating container for all the people hanging out. This thing has come a long way from the termite infested, paint peeling, sun beating down, light baby blue rod iron mess it was prior. It has a covered roof, the rod iron is now black and has black backing, the cement floor has been painted and well…here’s where I am at this moment…Please watch your step around those Damn Blind Monkeys 😉

Anuvue at Night

Posted in Art, artists, back in business, Famiiy, Friends, future, gallery, Images, Personal, photography, Random, Uncategorized, Whoo Hoo, wow on May 28, 2008 by anuvuestudio

The exterior signs were hooked up to electricity today and a crew is currently working on the installation of the simple black suspended lighting in the gallery interiors. Mike and I stopped by to take a look at the progress and I took a quick shot while he was staring at the track. The exterior signs appear quite elegant in their simplicity with only the letters lit while everything else fades away…including a very old building and another tenant’s busy new sign. I’m pretty proud of the design. Less is really more and I think it looks wonderful. I’m planning June 21st, a Saturday night, for the grand reception. Lions and tigers and bears…oh my 😉

Anuvue signage

Posted in Art, artists, back in business, Dreamer, Dreams, Entering New Territory, fabulous, future, gallery, harmony, Hope, Images, Life, new beginnings, Personal, quest, signage, Somewhere Over the rainbow, studio, thanks, the story unfolds, Uncategorized, view, vision, welome, Whoo Hoo, wish, wow on May 24, 2008 by anuvuestudio