for fear of boring you i will try and keep it short.
cherry creek art festival (i am happy to report), was a success!
perhaps too big of a success, because arriving home, and unpacking the
paintings i realized i don't have enough to do my next two shows. SO-
that vacation i was suppose to go on, well... let's just say the boys had to leave
without me. so i am at home (in utter silence) papering cradles and getting ready
to make a ton of new work. and yes, a pitty party should be had
but i don't have time to plan it!
i am getting ahead of myself.
so... i used to live in denver (so i went a day early to visit).
i got to play with all my best girls and got to see all the wonderful
little people who were just wee babes when i left. and guess what?
they all walk and talk and are little people. it just broke my heart
to see all those years that i had missed marching around in front of me.
set up was good. i didn't even cry. i didn't even want to cry
(which is a-typical). i would also like to say that i couldn't have done
i am blessed to have been mentored by two very lovely ladies... and i
am OH SO GRATEFUL to the both of them.
day one of the show was the slow day...
day two SO busy. (i even sold the really big painting
of the lady holding the bird in her hand to a sweet couple who
had just moved to denver). i hope they enjoy spending some
time with her. because it was a pleasure to hand her over
to people who clearly thought she was lovely.
day three... another freakishly busy day.
another thing i should mention is how wonderfully the artists
were taken care of at CCAF. that first day it was brutally hot, and
volunteer after volunteer came around and gave us bottles of water,
and snacks to keep us from fading. although in the 100 degree
weather that was virtually impossible. but it did help.
in the end, take down was quick and painless. PLUS it
was my most successful show yet.
did i mention i didn't get time to see anything...
that is how busy i was. i never really left my booth.
that might be my one and only regret.
that and not planning a longer stay so i
could see more of my people. who i miss.
basically, i am a happy girl (other than the part where i am not
on lopez island with my extended family). but oh well.
sometimes you just have to work.
*plus i fly out to bellingham on monday to spend the week
on the island. now i know one week isn't that same as two,
but one week is WAY better than none.
okay... gotta go make stuff now.