This morning I am preparing to leave for Aptos, CA, to do a show in La Selva Beach this coming Saturday at their Community Center from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. It is a nice little show and their is no admission charge. A variety of local folks bring plants, garden items, pottery, a few antiques, and lots of creative treasures for gifts for friends and family or just yourself. Generally I am outside, but this show I am doing by myself, so I opted for an easier setup – all to fit in my little car! You will find me just inside the door of the Community Center.
Of course, any time I am getting ready to travel I have lists. Lists of things I wish to create and how many of each. Lists of things to pack. Lists of things I need to take with me to work on before and during a show (and, no, I haven’t “learned” I don’t always get time to complete anything!) Lists of ideas of things to do when I return to my studio. To save you a lot of eyestrain, I will say, that I have tremendous ambitions and would need about fifty hours in a day to complete any one of those lists. Now, being a prudent person, I do not discard those lists. Why? Often there are sketches of something I want to create that I did not get done in those little 24 hour days. And, to my credit, it may take me months, even years, but I have noticed I have actually gone back and done several items I have been pining after for years. As a matter of fact, I did one item for this show (no exaggeration, honest) I have been wanting to do for fifteen years. Yes, years. It was on a list!
Here is a big surprise…this box was on a list! I love boxes and think there are others who do as well, I did wrap a lovely piece of vintage burlap around the outside. It will be with me on Saturday!
Okay, since I have all these lists awaiting me, I can cross off, “Blog” before leaving for Aptos. Thank you for taking the time to read. Leave a comment, if you would be so kind. Also, tell a few dozen of your friends about my mad rantings and ask them to leave me a comment as well…better yet, why not just follow me! Remember to be kind to yourself and someone you have never met before.