Thursday, August 15, 2013
cottage minis and o what a weekend
This Saturday (Aug 17th) is a little festival called MusicWestport. A festival of music, yes; but also Spring Street in Westport will feature artisan tents and I'll be in one. Westport is one of my favourite villages just 45 min north of Kingston. It's cottage country, so these new little 'cottage minis' will be coming with me, and I'll be painting some on site too. This year has been an experiment. I signed up to participate in lots of art shows on weekends; taking The Gallery at the Porch Door to events instead of waiting for the public to come here... it's worked well, networking a wider reach of clientelle, although occasionally it inconveniences customers who might plan on popping into the gallery on weekends. However in those cases usually a suitable time can be arranged easily by contacting me.
Well were we surprised!! this past weekend was Dave and my 35th wedding anniversary. Our three daughters all arrived to celebrate with us Friday night, giving us an incredible scrapbook they had compiled of photos and notes from a variety of friends and family who Holly had contacted months ago to contribute. It was such a beautiful present, not to mention a great deal of effort. Then after they presented the scrapbook they informed us that the next day was going to be a huge party, here at the house! Well what a party it was! Many friends(some from the past)and family showed up, and of course there was a bolo tournament(because that is just what we do!! ha ha) and food and campfires (yes 2!)at night. The young people all camped outside around the yard, and the older gen slept inside. Even the porch gallery was pressed into service and became a bedroom for the night! What a time we had. We are so moved and grateful for our wonderful daughters and their crazy plans...what fun!