Thursday, October 30, 2008

Photos from Cafe Apollo

On Tuesday we managed to get over to the North Shore and hang my paintings in Cafe Apollo. Here is a photo of them hanging. I think it brightened the cafe up and it would be lovely if I got some sales from it. However the publicity and exposure is all good and I have had sales from people taking my business cards before so I think it is a good thing to do. I am going to rotate work every 3 months so I need to get fairly busy on some large pieces very soon so I have work completed to replace these ones with.

I also thought that I would post of photo of my husband's creative work. He has just finished building this house and I am about to load it up on the internet so we can get some tenants in. It's a really lovely house and I was almost tempted to move into it ourselves as it is bigger than our house and has a separate lounge upstairs. After living with two toddlers who absolutely trash the house every single day, the thought of just closing the door on the mess and going into a toy-free tidy lounge in the evening just seems really appealing sometimes.
I do have great plans for when we build THE house which include a top floor studio with views of Rangitoto, a large library and separate office. That's just what I require for me, let along everything for my husband, our toddlers and my teenage step-son. It might have to be a fairly large house I think so I will wait in our current house until we find the right section for THE house (and have the money to pay for it). It will have to be a large section as I want my kids growing up outside with a large lawn and treehuts to climb to, bushes to play hide and seek in and flowers to pick for their mother. Can't wait...



5 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

The painting really do bring some needed colour to the walls. They look really nice hung up

Melissa Muirhead said...

Thanks for that. I think I will need to keep colour in mind when I work out what I will paint to replace them in 3 months time as I think the neutralness of the cafe really does need the colour.

Marimba said...

Looks great Melissa! You'll be a busy lass it looks like.

Sophia Elise said...

Heya, they look fantastic! I'm going to have to go in and check them out in person :-) Here's hoping for lots of sales.

SkiRa said...

How wonderful to have your work on show so "real people" can get a chance to buy some really nice work.....hopefully this will bring you sales from all sorts of people who would never normally go to a gallery. Cafe's are a great to show it off - and it improves the look of the cafe no end. Good on you - you're doing so well.