Gallery 139 has now been open for 5 weeks. BEGINNINGS is in the past and exhibition number two, TEXT ME has started with the official opening event today (Saturday 21 March) at 2pm.
The honeymoon period is over and its now time for the reality of running my own gallery to kick in. People have been asking, How's it going? The simple answer is, It's going great, I love being my own boss. But I suspect what they are really asking is, How are you paying for all this?
As with all creative endeavours, it's the love for what you do that drives you, not how much money you are going to make from it. At the moment, it's family loans that are running the gallery but in the next few months, with hard work and some luck the gallery will at least start paying for itself. I have a good feeling about this gallery, otherwise I wouldn't have started it, it feels right to be doing it at this moment and it has taken a while but I've learnt to trust my instincts and in the end all things work out the way they should.
So, I'm ready, or should I say Coco and I are ready for the real beginning of Gallery 139 to start, now.
~ Ahn Wells