Monday, September 8, 2008

Pretty Weather

There were these three cardinals outside the front window this morning making such a ruckus and having so much fun that I had to go out and see what was going on. I was out just long enough to grab a photo of one of them before the dogs figured out how to open the front door and scared them off their perch.

I just wanted to drop in and tell you about the show this weekend. It was the BEST show I have ever done in many ways. People were buying and they were so friendly and wonderful and interesting. One of the women who bought this piece just returned from the Serengeti. She was there working with rescued elephants! What a dream. Really! It was great to talk with her.
There were so many great people at the show. Saturday was a 12 hour day plus setup and breakdown. I was delirious by the end of the day. A little on edge. But was able to come home and rest and be ready for the four hour day on Sunday. We could not have had better weather. It feels like fall here. Fall puts me in the best mood. It makes me feel like exciting things are about to happen. I don't know why. I think it stems from my youth. My birthday is in October, and my favorite holiday when I was young was Halloween. Not to mention the raking of the leaves. Like so many other children, I loved to jump in the leaves. Thinking about that now makes me itch. Ha ha, I think that means I am old. I used to put my cat Dixie in the leaves too. She would get all sassy and playful. I actually think she liked it.

I have a ton of custom orders to fill today. I am a little behind on orders. If you are one of those people I am getting back on track today and tomorrow. I have to admit that it is hard to get to work the day after a show is over. I am going to discipline myself and get down in that dungeon very soon.

My next show is the Shaw Art Fair at the end of this month. I have never done Shaw before, but I have shopped it plenty of times. I think it is the prettiest setting for an Art Fair that I have been to. I am really looking forward to being a part of it. The Shaw art fair is where I purchased my favorite bird bath ever by a woman named Jennifer Pass of Rock Candy Mosaics. I just love her birdhouse that she sells on etsy.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I could not help but think about all of the fun things I would be doing if I were not working. I decided my hypothetical weekend would consist of taking the dogs hiking somewhere around an animal friendly winery, stopping for a glass of wine and then heading home. Did you do anything fun in this fabulous weather?


Christina said...

Glad to hear you had such a good show. :) We had great weather around Chicago, too. I went to a small local fair that was billed as an art fair, but was more cutsey crafts. I didn't buy anything. Yesterday my son had his first pottery class and he loved it! He can't wait to go back next week. Afterwards he said, "We have to go back to that art fair so I can tell that pottery guy that I learned how to make pottery, too. Then you can buy more jewelry, from that lady." Isn't that cute? I love fall, too. And my birthday is also in October! October 5. I always feel like there's so much to look forward to in the fall. Renegade Chicago is next weekend, but I don't know if I'm going to make it down there. I went last year and it was great. We'll see.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I'm glad you had a great show, and I can also imagine how exhausting it must be! If you need any assistance at the Shaw Art Fair, let me know. Our house is on one of the blocks where the artists set up! That's one of our favorite weekends of the year.