Saturday, December 03, 2011

Busy Stuff but Fun Stuff

Relaxation time! Somehow trekking across the country side is more relaxing than lying in bed sick with bronchitis. A friend of mine from the Gallery was entering some art in a show in Fairhope, AL, and wanted company for the ride. We drove over the back way through the countryside and had a super time, took pictures, ate lunch. Fairhope is aptly named, it is one of the prettiest towns I have ever seen. The two small town between here and Fairhope were covered in fall flowers and pretty decorations. It almost made me, for a day, forget the state our Country is in.

The above photo is actually Downtown Pensacola across from our Gallery. The Downtown is fully dressed for Christmas - our Gallery looks beautiful. Today we put up our tree - rather Chuck did it. My youngest gave me all new ornaments - what fun! I bathed the dogs and trimmed them myself and they are all spiffed up too.

The top photo is a charcoal I did when teaching a class in October. On top of that top photo is one of an art show we did at a martini festival. Not very successfully I might add. Was excruciatingly windy - people were there mostly to drink (imagine that!) - the "sampler" martini's tasted like Jim Jones Specials (very nasty Koolaid). But fun talking with other artists.

Haven't done much art lately - I've attempted it - worked at it - but nothing comes out that satisfies me.

I've done two outside shows this fall, and figured out, even with some help from wonderful friends - I can not, alas, handle a tent and set up my self, even with Chuck's help. I still seek alternate ways of marketing art. I have half a dozen web sites going, but its not the same as seeing it in person.

Well, 'tis late at night - need to chase Grandson to his bed - prying him off his X-Box. And get there myself!

Night all.

Thursday, December 01, 2011