Gail Ambrosius

Belated thanks and some goings on

i know it's been a while - my husband was out of town for most of last week, so it's been a little crazy here.  but i wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" to those of you who have stopped by at Gail Ambrosius to enjoy some chocolates and see my installation!! and great to see those of you who stopped by during Gallery Night.  thank you, thank you thank you!  and many many thanks to those of you who were at the New Morning Nursery School auction to bid on my print of Girl In Red, No. 3.  thank you for supporting New Morning by bidding and congratulations to the special person who got to take home the print. :)

besides holding down the fort on my own, i was busy last week with a commission as well - a papier-mache teacup went to a special mother on Mother's Day.  i was tickled to get the commission!

i haven't shared much here about the journey i have been on with my novel manuscript.  mainly because it is such a long drawn out process with lots of waiting and lots of rejections.  but i will say that some times, the rejections get me so down that i end up second guessing myself and my ability to tell stories.  sometimes, it is hard to get up, dust myself off and carry on.  but the sun rises every morning and i have to do just that.  i wanted to share with you a photo i took on instagram recently.  nothing like red to chase the gloom away!

Rainy Day

Rainy Day

and speaking of red, i love watching this:

More photos from the installation, and a video

Here are some more photos from the weekend at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.  All of these photos were taken by Abby Larner.  Abby also made a video for me which was fun to do and to watch - I don't usually get to see myself at work.  Thanks, Abby!!

Tomorrow is Gallery Night in Madison.  Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier will be open until 9pm and I will be there for part of the evening, so stop by and say hello!

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The Teacups begin their journey...

If you have been following my blog, you have read about my 100 Cups of Tea in my first blog entry.  When I completed the teacups, I set out to find local public places to install them.  I love art galleries and museums, but I wanted to see these inhabit spaces that people don't normally associate with art and I wanted them to be in spaces that are public, where anyone can interact with them.  My teacups are now available for viewing here:

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Yes, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier!!  If you live in Madison, you know Gail Ambrosius is a legend here and I'm sure you have enjoyed her chocolates like I have.  She has an amazing story behind her work, so it is really exciting to me to be able to share my teacups in her store!  I have to say that the Carmel Sprinkled with Grey Salt is one of my favorites - I could probably eat that all day.  But I also love the Tea inspired collection, especially the Earl Grey and the Rose.  Chocolates + Tea - a pretty good combination, don't you think? :)

Box of Gail Ambrosius Chocolates

Box of Gail Ambrosius Chocolates

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Not the best photos here, I'm afraid, but I plan to share a little more about the installation process soon and I'll have some more photos to show you.

One last thought on the installation - I would like to see these teacups travel.  If you have ideas of other spaces I can install the teacups in, please leave a comment below.  The only requirement I have is that the spaces be indoors, for obvious reasons.  

For now, please visit Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier to eat some delectable chocolates and surround yourself with some teacups! :)