Wednesday, October 2, 2019

'WILD News during my September Birthday month! 'Baby #2 leaves the nest!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

I know... it’s been a long while since I've posted. Now I’ve got news that I just have to share... 

On Saturday 9/21/2019, I sold ANOTHER of my mini art journals (3.5” x 4”) in a deal to an artist [Tanako Konishi] that I showed it to during  the annual Beverly Art Walk here in Chicago! This book is number 2 in a series of 3.
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Mary Lou Haynes
c 2019
He loved it – turning pages and gushing over it. He really wanted to buy it - even though I explained that it is full of my experiments and tests, image transfers, a self-portrait, and custom washi tapes. It is not even titled. I suggested a trade because I really wanted one of his (pricey) pieces hanging on the gallery wall. He agreed - so we settled the deal right then and there. He took one of his very pricey art works off the wall (a digital collage under glass) and handed it over to me on the spot. He explained his inspiration for the piece, layering, the collage imagery, and symbolism.

Someone standing nearby took photos -  one of me and my husband holding Tanako's piece (about 36” square) and one of me with Tanako holding my teeny, tiny, little mini book. This all happened SO FAST! Less than 10 minutes – it’s blur. I was in shock! I’m STILL in shock. When we walked out of that gallery, my hubby told me that I’m a great ‘negotiator’! J

Now, to replace that book (which I already miss), I’m resuming work on the final mini art journal of that series (3/3). I had started all 3 at the same time in 2013. When I get another opportunity like that, I want to be prepared! (The first mini art journal of the series (1/3)  I ‘lent’ to someone to look at ‘when she had time’. But she never gave it back to me when I asked for I wrote that one off to experience....)
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Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my gosh! How absolutely super exciting. I’m so gad you had the presence of mind to ask for a trade and not just straightforward money. Brilliant. And how lovely to have your work so endorsed LuLu...I would like to say I told you so, but instead I have to settle for I am not in the least surprised! And then I was surprised by your not getting a loaned journal back. Ow, Go you!

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