Hi Holly, sorry about your illness. I hope you're back to your normal feisty self. Your cat with attitude is just great..
I was in two art fairs over the weekend. Saturday, the fair was on the main street of a small town and they predicted a turn out of 2000 patrons. The reality was a couple hundred showed up and the weather was just beautiful, so they couldn't blame the weather.
Main street was supposed to stay closed until 5 PM since our set ups were actually in the street. By 4:15 the barricades had been removed and normal traffic was rolling down the street and I was having to dodge cars to tote my tons of gear back to my car which was parked across the street. Needless to say, I ain't going back to that venue.
Yesterday, the show was on the grounds of a small museum about New Hampshire History. It was the first year for a show on their grounds so there were some glitches and attendance was quite light , One lady saw my print of my Gus painting, went home got some photos of her golden retriever and wants me to paint her dog.
I told her that I don't do commissions, but I would be happy to use her dog as a subject and give her first refusal on the painting and if she didn't take the painting I would include it in my art fair inventory. That way there's no hard feelings if she doesn't like the painting and I don't have to revise the painting a couple of times to keep the customer happy. (this method of operation based on experience)
Once again Holly, I hope all is well with you.
Hal : The Sunset Beckons:
Hal, so interesting to read your post about the art shows. What a wonderful response to the person who wanted to commission a portrait of her dog. Very tactful and leaves the situation open to a happy resolution.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hi to all - Doc liked Grumpy Cat but had to be educated - - said he'd rather s face punch than Facebook -- said "I tried it. Didn't like it!" He excelled at Grumpy Cat lesson #1. On oxygen since Friday, so I have actually been able to breathe and cough at the same time - it's hard to remember being able to breathe. Doc declares my lungs much clearer - go back for another follow up on Thursday.
I'm not driving until I can get off the oxygen - I'm sure I'd get tangled up somehow. At my stage of Advanced Chronological Enhancement (ACE, of course) one can't be too careful. Oh, wait - there are my sunglasses - they aren't supposed to be there - well, I think I'll just grab a cold drink on the way by the fridge - but we don't have a bird, do we? - what was I talking about? Who are you? Hi, I am Holly - haven't we met before. Is that a donut on the floor??? Whew - where was I?? Did I float off again?
C & C always welcomed and encouraged.
CONGRATULATIONS, FRED!!! YOU AND RUTHIE ARE JUST PERFECT!
I'm having trouble getting my mind working - did you notice?
Geri, fortunate that your monetary loss was not great and that you are all safe and sound. I think I fear house fire more than anything.
Did I read someone's post wishing Marsha a 'Get Well Quick ' or did I dream that. I'm so far behind that I am just overwhelmed. Can someone update me? Is she ill in the middle of my pity-party? I feel so blessed to be supported both artistically and in friendship by all of you.
WooHoo - - MORE NEW PARTICIPANTS!! It is so exciting to see new names and faces (even if they do think that I am new - -guess that's what happens when one falls into hole and forgets to climb out!)
Oh, Jen - your back just does not cooperate all the time, huh. That's not fun and pain meds are a blessing! Hope your back is better soon.
I feel like we have gotten to watch The Curly One grow up - ring side seat! I think the first pastel I saw that you did, he was about toddler age and trying to climb up to the table top with a ladder improvised from the bottom drawer. Made me smile then and makes me smile to remember it.
Sammy - have you gotten yourself on an even keel with the A-fib meds? I think George went through 2 before they found the right match.
HAL - exactly the right answer to the lady about commissioning her dog's portrait. I probably would have been silly enough to say Id' love to, give her a price and then beat my head against the wall. This way is win-win - - the best there is.
I haven't resized the sketches I did in Louisiana - but maybe I can get them up in a while before I fall back into a medicated stupor. If so, then tomorrow.
I haven't resized my sketches from Louisiana but If I can get them before I fall back into a medicated stupor, I'll post this after noon, or if not, then tomorrow.
Alex, Hal, Sammy, Jen, et al , with all the good wishes - - Thank YOU!
OK - someone else's turn now - - I've overstayed my welcome. And it thunder booming outside. I may have to unplug my computer. I moved it to the bedroom over the weekend and it's not on a good surge protector as on my desk.
Jen C & C's always welcome