The long awaited day had come! Before the first guests came in, I took a few more pictures of my show. Later it really got too crowded for that. Many familiar faces had shown up, some surprise guests and also many people that I did not know. It was so moving to see them all in this special place!
The mayor of Zeulenroda payed me a huge compliment in his opening speech when he said that my works reminded him of Joseph Beuys. I loved the guitar and flute music (by the local music school) that framed the opening ceremony. Ute Arnold, museum director, called my show “enchanting”. That word also fits the gift that I received from the museum: tea, a little owl and two old books (see pictures at the end).
I was also delighted about the flowers, my first sales and, especially, the personal words that guests found to thank me. My vernissage could not have been more beautiful than that!
The “Essence of Wondering” is open for visitors until January, 19. If you can’t make it to Zeulenroda, have a look at my flickr-set.