A Dream Realized + Overwhelmed with Gratitude + Opening July 29th

Walking into the unveiling of my show at Artist Trifecta last Friday was something I will never forget. Screen shot 2010-07-13 at 10.25.20 AM Almost everyone I know and love came out to support me, and I am grateful.

Screen shot 2010-07-15 at 4.41.41 PM So many members of may family came, many traveling long distances. And my uber-talented uncle Rod Collins took almost all of these photos. Isn't he talented?

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We all huddled together inside the gallery waiting for the winner of the scavenger hunt to be announced... Screen shot 2010-07-13 at 10.24.22 AM There were huge sheets of butcher paper hung over the winning pieces, like the ones seen here behind Owen from Digital Pictures (sponsor of the event), and gallery owner Amanda Brown

At 8 o'clock the paper came down... and guess what? I won the grand prize! Screen shot 2010-07-13 at 10.24.59 AM Jocelyn Dorsey of WSB's People to People was there to hand out the prize. Read more about it here.

My dream finally came true... and it was undescribeable...

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Until I had to describe it on camera! I was so nervous and can't remember what I said, but I will find out Sunday morning at 6:30 on WSB's People 2 People. (yeaks!)

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The night was better than I could have ever imagined ... and I have been imagining it, hoping for it, dreaming about it for months!

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Thank you so much to my outstanding team. I am more grateful to you guys than I can even express. Thank you to Hailey Lowe and Matthew Godleski.

We were all there to celebrate together.

A special thanks to the overwhelming number of Beacham & Company agents who came!

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The very talented photographer Chris Nelms and his lovely wife (owner of Virtual Studio Innovations) stopped by the event.

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I also want to take a moment to all my blogging friends who came out to support me, and they even wrote about it on their blogs!

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Terry, from Architecture Tourist came and took tons of pictures. He also wrote the most flattering post about the event. Thank you so much.Screen shot 2010-07-12 at 4.42.36 PMAnd here is the ever-talented Cristi Holcombe from Charm Home. Cristi also wrote a post about the opening, and I am so grateful. I love the watermarks she put on her photos. They are su fun!

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In this picture, taken by Terry, you can see Niki from Single Bubble Pop on the left standing next to Claire Watkins from High Gloss Blue.

Niki did one of her famous "What I Wore" posts about the event. Click the link and look at her drawing... it looks just like her!And Claire found time in her tremendously busy weekend to come to the event and write about it. Check out her post to see her "fresh look!"

I love all my talented and supportive blogging friends. Thank you so much!

And finally, thank you to Amanda Brown of Artist Trifect. You really did make my dream come true.

MORE NEWS!

Please watch WSB' People to People on Sunday morning at 6:30 to see the opening and my interview!!

We are having another private opening on July 29th from 7 to 9pm. I really hope you can all come! :) I will remind you all again as it gets closer.

SO HAPPY, Blayne Beacham