Spring Daze, Cary NC
Since we have a smaller vehicle now, I couldnt bring the whole family along this year. So my good friend Marissa Aaron came along to help with the show, keep me company, and for a bit of fun.
I made her wake up at an inhuman time of day, we had a light breakfast, then we headed off to set up for the show. We had a lovely day, the weather was cool and we didn't have any rain. It was such a pleasure to see my 'regulars' again this year. The new booth design worked very well, and I am pleased with the portability and ease of set up and break down. It is also easier for everyone to navigate, since there are no tables to occupy floor space. There was a good crowd, and a good feel over all. I must admit, I did miss the lack of pirates at this year's festival. (where have all the pirates gone...?)
We returned, exhausted that evening to the home of our lovely host, Sue Oury. Her birthday coincides every year with Spring days, and I am sure my staying thwarts some of her plans, but she is gracious and doesn't seem to mind. She 'forced' us to stay up late Saturday evening to learn how to play train dominoes (I think she was banking on the fact that our brains would be as thick as refrigerated barley malt, and she would have no trouble beating us....). It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to a replay next time;) Thank you again Sue!!!!
On Sunday we decided to have a leisurely lolligag, and took ourselves to a few places of amusement. With the help of my new best toyl, the smart phone, we easily found our way to an amazing an exciting place of art supplies, darn near heaven, Jerry's Artorama. Now, I know this place isn't artist Heaven, but for someone who's last visit to Pearls (NY) was over 15 years ago, this was pretty good. I was like a little big child in a great big toy store......oooooooooh.. Needless to say, I bought some stuff. A huge watercolor pad, a tiny watercolor block (for midday forrays), more 8x10 sleeves, and some decorative handmade paper. ...Oh, I could have come home with so much more....
We had an absolutely delicious lunch at The Remedy Diner (http://www.theremedydiner.com/ ). This place is hip, but pricey, even for lunch. It was really difficult to choose just one item on the menu, everything looked so good.
Finally, we went to the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, and enjoyed a nice stroll until closing time. That is where the image came from at the beginning of this post.
Art makes me want to Do Big Art.
THANK YOU EVERYONE who attended Spring Daze, shared interesting conversations with me, and especially those who are now enjoying new art in their homes!!
THANK YOU MARISSA for coming with me! It was so much fun!
THANK YOU my family, for putting up with your crazy art mom person, and all of your support!
Yes, Okay, well.... see, I downloaded this game a couple of years ago, and since is was originally intended to run on DOS, the new PC OSs don't particularly 'do' so much of that anymore. So, it has taken a few tries to get the game to actually work (mind you, I have still not downloaded the version with the lovely voice clips *sigh*). Finally ran into a program which allows old programs to be played on different platforms (Scummvm). Well, now it works. Which is pretty cool, because it wouldn't even work with Vista's compatibility modes, which had always worked in the past for older programs.
Yes, so, art, right. I will make a completely different post today for the update on the last show I attended in late April.
Oh yes, to temporarily extend the geekery here, this is an entertaining link: