Last week I went to Trader Joe's. Okay, not a particularly newsworthy event, I admit. I was getting the ingredients to make the goodies I served at the opening for the Art-A-Fair Festival. This is a big fancy party where all the artists get to premier their new work at this summer long art show.
This past weekend, I was doing a show. It was one of those strange weekends, a comedy of errors, if you like. It seemed like everything was going wrong.
Thankfully, or maybe unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, the misery was spread out amongst several vendors.
I am a do-it-yourselfer. If there's something that needs to be done, I'll get in there and do it. Sometimes I don't even know how to do what needs to be done. But, I do it anyway.
Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. And, the times that it doesn't work, can often result in mistakes.
Yesterday was my birthday. (Happy birthday to me!). So, off we went to Costco to get my birthday present. I've been lusting after a food processor for the longest time. And Costco carries one of the Ninja brand models.
Into the cart went to the box. Yes! It was just the one I wanted. A couple more things in the cart, and off to check out we went.
I did a show this weekend. It was at a major tourist attraction. There were people there, but not as many as I had hoped. Probably because the gas prices in California have increased so dramatically over the last few days. There wasn't even much traffic along the drive home Sunday night.
By the time I got home very late on Sunday, I was exhausted. When I woke up Monday morning, I could barely get myself out of bed. It felt like somebody had increased gravity by about 20%.
I just came back from a visit with my parents. When I left home my car contained me, my weekend bag, cassette tapes (yes, I have an old car), and some munchies for the six hour drive. When I returned home, my car was packed with goodies.
I did a favor for a fellow artist. It was a small thing. I let her borrow one of my booth display items for a couple of years. I hadn't used it in a while, so it wasn't like I needed it. And, it was perfect in her booth.
A few days ago she returned it. In the bag with the display piece was a big thank you card. She mentioned there was a little something else in there as a thank you.
I was at the Art-A-Fair Festival late last night doing my usual Monday night wandering of the aisles. A woman was walking toward me. She kept looking at me as if she knew me. After a bit of interrogation, my brain yielded forth many pleasant memories from childhood. It turned out she was my 7th grade math teacher.
Sunday, I was in my booth at the Art-A-Fair Festival. A couple came up to me and started chatting like they knew me. It took me a few moments to realize that I had spoken to them the day before. The first time I met them, they gave my work lots of compliments; but, they weren't buying anything.
So, where have I been the last few weeks? Well, I'd like to say goofing off, but that's not the case. I have been busy working on my own artwork and getting ready for shows.
These last couple of weeks though, I have been cleaning house. Every year about this time I clean up the guest room, bathroom, and kitchen. And,
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