Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Finally, the Show

It seems like I have been planning for this show forever.  Finally it is in place and the reception is over.  I was amazingly prepared when the time came to hang it all up, and I hope I will have some pictures of the gala opening soon.  I was nervous before my talk, which I had not prepared beyond a few notes.  I trusted that my public speaker persona would come to the fore, and it did. The talk consisted of ramblings about my history, my paintings, and the history of art in general.  Afterward, people told me they enjoyed the talk, but how can I know?  It was overly long, leaping randomly from one topic to another.  Well, it's over now except for the clean up at the end of the month.  Amazingly I got the whole show over to the gallery in one carload.  Seeing so much of my work hung all in one place was amazing to me.  It was almost overwhelming.  I loved it.

Now on to other things.  The garden has certainly started its path to summer.  These buds appeared so suddenly I almost didn't notice them.  I haven't paid much attention to anything but the show and lots was happening while I was looking elsewhere.  The lilac, so recently buried under the snow, is budded.  The lilies are about ten inches tall, the Seedum (spelled phonetically since I've never seen it in print) has erupted to the point that last year's dead stems are no longer visible. Hosta is coming up, the rhododendron is budded.  Since I haven't worked out there, the ground is covered with dead leaves and grass.  I did buy a rake a few weeks ago, and I will get at that job this week.  The chickens are happily escaping from their pen two or three times a day, so I need to attend to that as soon as possible.  I also want to replace the door on their coop.

Of course the house is a mess and Patrick needs a haircut.  I have let his hair grow to keep him warm, but it has gone beyond the point of acceptability......snarls and mats make up too much of his coat.  The house is a mess.

I have work to do.


P. J. Grath said...

Congratulations on your show! I wish I could have been there to hear your talk, because I'm SURE it was interesting!

Brad Teare said...

You should make a transcript of your talk and post it.

Cheri Walton said...

My talk was completely off the cuff,born and died right there in the Eastport Arts Center Gallery.