Thursday, April 15, 2010

From freaking out to cloud 7

Yes, I was nervous. I could not deny it... and nervous was maybe an understatement. At the same time I was really excited about the opportunity to present my work at the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Miami.

And all my dear friends who came to support me told me that I had nothing to worry about... Excuse me? Who are you talking to? Sure, but I am the one who is standing there later this evening....

Anyway, I was the first one to present my work. I took a deep breath... the lights were off, the beamer on, the microphone was working and I... went on a roll. I talked about Holland -born and raised- and my first nudes that I painted here


I moved on to the "Fresh from the Fridge" series and then I actually heard a whisper from the audience "look how beautiful"... I was so relieved and realized that people were actually enjoying my work and my presentation.

Then I continued with the last 3 paintings in which I tell the story of my transition from Holland to Miami. 


I was glowing and so happy, especially when I received compliments for my paintings and my presentation. I was completely on cloud 7.


Click here if you want to view my latest work "Transitions".

9 comments:

Granny Annie said...

What a unique pleasure it is to know you and to be sharing in Ily's art project with you. I'm betting your talk was more than inspirational to all in attendance. Congratulations on the well deserved recognition.

Holland said...

Thank you so much. It was - after my initial nerves a great evening.

Ily said...

The best part was when you explained your inspiration for "Fresh from the Fridge" and imitated Giuseppe: "Go to the kitchen!!" lol (I can just hear him!)

Holland said...

Haha... I guess I did imitate him.
Anyway he liked my imitation of him.

Rosie Brown said...

Congratulations, Monique! Looking at you so confident at the podium and your new series.........cloud 9 is where you should be!!

Rosie

Holland said...

Thank you. I felt great especially afterwards. Also the presentations of the other 3 artists were wonderful. It was a great evening.

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow sounds like it went really well. I love your work too.

Well done!

Chickie said...

I'm glad it went well! And it made me smile to hear that you heard good whispers from the audience!

Holland said...

LL: It did amd it felt great. But I will be just as nervous next time lol

Chickie: That was the weirdest for me to be able to hear that.