My key chain is a little lighter today. My year at the Franklin Street Studios is over. It was a great experience, I met great people there and really enjoyed my time. Thanks to all the women there, especially Mona and Kathryn, for letting me be part of it for one short year!
I think the Studio Tour was a huge success! About 200 people came through the studios in 3 hours. My friends and family showed their support and strolled the studios and hung around eating and laughing and for that I'm grateful! My friend Adam was a sales god and made almost all of my sales for me! He talked up anyone who stopped to look at my work. Kathryn's paintings filled her walls and looked fantastic! Abby shot some pictures and here are a few of them. The picture of the food shows the sugar cookies I made: dog bone shapes for Kathryn and buttons for me.
So today's the day. My wedding anniversary...coincidentally. The Studio Tour is today! I'm pretty much all set. I'm more stressed about classes starting Wednesday than I am about today. Today will just be fun! I have no expectations so I won't be disappointed. As lame as that sounds, it usually works for me. I'll post lots of pictures so if for whatever reason you didn't show up you can see what went down.
One more week until the studio tour. Kathryn, my studio-mate, and I still need to work out what we want to do for food and drink, and every other detail for that matter. We've been missing each other lately and haven't had a chance to talk about anything yet. We should see each other this week, though, and make our plans. Luckily I can be there a lot since my classes ended and the next semester doesn't start until May.
We're back from the camping trip! It was so much fun and I'm so glad I went! The kids were awesome and I got to know a lot of the kids, parents, and teachers I never knew before. It rained and it was cold and kept getting colder but we got through all our activities and had tons of fun. The parents even did a great skit during the campfire the last night and I think it was a big hit. We basically acted like the counselors and kids going through the activities. They laughed a lot and it was fun even though we didn't have very much time to pull it together. Abby took that picture of me last night at the Vintage Alley show reception. We were both running on empty, though, and I still had homework for class today so we didn't stay to the end. I like the way my work looked and now I'm really getting excited about the studio tour. The first picture is Abby at The Ridge on our hike yesterday, the second is bleary eyed me at the Colonial Cooking class, and the last picture is last night at the reception. Now I have to get ready to go to class!
The show at Vintage Alley is this Friday and Saturday. For me the setup is complicated by the fact that I'm going on the 4th grade camping trip as a chaperone and we don't get back until Friday at 2:30. That is going to be one hectic afternoon! But the reception doesn't start until 7 so I'm trying to get organized enough before we leave so I can setup efficiently that afternoon. Oh, and my last paper for massage class is due Saturday and I haven't even started it yet. Um, I better have a really good time on this camping trip!
The bad news is that I didn't get into the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn in June. The good news is that I fit into my spring clothes from last year and won't need to go shopping. How's that for looking on the bright side?
This month I have the art and craft show at Vintage Alley in Verona and the Franklin Street Studios Tour. I got a lot done at the studio today to prepare for both. My massage therapy classes end this month too and tomorrow I'll find out what classes I'll be taking this summer. Meanwhile, the website still needs a lot of work and I hope to finish that soon. More updates on the shows as the dates get closer.
We have a website for the Franklin Street Studios! Thanks Rayna for pulling that together so fast! It features the postcard for the Studio Tour and links to each artists' website. It will change as we have new tours and more information.
I tried using other yarn for the gLove Story Dolls' hair but just didn't like it as much as what I had been using. The Ozark Handspun has the best qualities for hair and the colors are amazing. I finally bought more from Sima of Nouveau Knits so the dolls will get the best hairy hair they can and their personalities will really come through.