So I posted a while ago about my trip around America by bicycle to hang my father's artwork. Since then, and since my last post in general, it has been a long time. Today I depart from Biddeford, Maine in attempt to go bicycling back down to Baltimore. I have already hung two paintings, the first in New York City -- a shop called John's Pizzeria in Queens, that was a story alright.
New York is a big city with many places, but not much in the way of wall space. I have quite a few friends there, so I asked for some recommendations on where to hang. My friends gave me three places where I could possibly hang a piece. One art framing shop, and two cafes. I first tried the framing shop, but they said they do not hang because then their customers would ask "Why not hang my work?" I then wandered on my way to cafe #1, which had full wall space, though I figured I would ask anyway. The owner wasn't in though, so that was a no go! On to my third place! A halal cultist cafe, and the owners did not speak English~! Alas, so much for New York. I went to get on my bicycle, when across the street I saw a pizzeria that looked just cute enough. I went over and asked, and to my delight, was able to hang a piece! Picture will be provided later!
After New York I came up to Maine, to hang out with friends, and go to a cute little convention called Portcon. I had a super fun time hanging out with friends, playing games, and my friend magically knew just the place to hang a piece! No problem at all, the piece found a new home, and we found tea for our bellies! Today starts the fun adventure by bicycle back down. I feel a little terrified, and also excited. I honestly don't know if I can do this trip, but I'm going to try anyway. I figure, I came up with the idea, so I have to at least try. But like with any journey, I expect it to be enjoyable. So this is my test run to see how I do, and how much fun I have. As cool as a goal it is, if I'm not enjoying it, then I'm not going to force myself to do it. So today I set out on a journey of a new kind! Here's to a safe and fun trip!