ready set go
today was one big long day. and we aint done. decided tomorrow to be 'open' in the afternoon so we dont miss the chance to nab some possible visitors who might be out roaming the 'airing of the quilt' show that will be going on right down the street from us. we aren't done hanging everything and getting all the loose ends tied up, last minute completion of art in some cases, rearranging of furniture and of course the food getting prepared and set up, thankfully tod's mom flew in from MA yesterday and she is taking over the brunt of that so i can focus on the show stuff. thunderstorms predicted. hasn't rained much all spring and now we are getting 'mist'. hot and greasy humid. i love it. bring it on we are having this show rain or shine!
i'm loving the most that its me and tod and jared. my favorite people in huntsville. (cynthia you live out of town otherwise you would be in that list. you are my favorite person too). i'm loving that tod has been making his little 'daddy dolls' for the last 2 years and finally they get to be seen. and since moving here he's made small sculptures from found objects, barely fit in the palm of your hand they do, and they are cool. and jared, who is graduating from SHSU has still managed to get 3 strong pieces going for this show not to mention (photos above) working his ass off getting signs made and doing a lot of the grunt work to the physical space. THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES. tonight after i left some teenagers were out and i hear they stopped by and immediately gravitated towards one of his pieces and were seriously digging him for how much it was. how cool is that?????
and i'm happy to have my new puzzle sculptures there...mixed in with my older ones. i'm thinking i might add 'eyes' now to the mystic after this show seeing as my new pieces have found objects for eyes and it makes a huge difference in their character. and i have my new candle holders and all my studio furniture there. the space while small suddenly looks LARGE and my furniture feels a bit diminutive without a chair next to each table. might have to bring a few chairs in.
what a cool experience though, the whole thing. working as a team. the three of us picking up where another leaves off and filling in the gaps if one person seems to have more finesse than the others. i'm not sure i've ever had something go so smoothly and we got done what we needed to get done. we pitched in and had kristie who is the rock star of promotions help out with distributing fliers and getting 2 press releases done not to mention sending out emails to a bundle of contacts who wouldn't otherwise be privy to this event. she lent us some xmas lights, serving trays and plastic dishes too. its all good. its going to be a fun, relaxed show. no one has gotten bent out of shape, no disasters...so far this feels like the easiest art show i've ever done. yeah i'm tired, a bit wired but mostly really looking forward to enjoying observing and interacting with new faces. thanks you guys for being interested and supportive, i will be wishing you all could be here!