Here I am at April 25th, feeling like this month has been utterly unpredictable in weather and life. Two days of beautiful sunshine on Friday & Saturday, warm enough to open the sliding glass door. Now we’re back to rainy, windy, dark clouds, sunbreaks with rainbows sort of weather. My grandmother used to complain about the spring weather, never knowing if she should wear her hat and gloves to town or not (that was in the 1930’s when she moved to Eugene). Crazy. What happened to the Texas trip? I should be down visiting Dave’s family in Austin (90+degree temps) but the new dog had other plans. We tried to leave him at the kennel but he wouldn’t stand for it, becoming downright aggressive toward staff members. This was the first trip I’ve canceled due to a last minute critter issue. Humm, guess we’ll need to work on his fear aggression and separation anxiety. Fun. Dave has been gone for a week and I feel like nothing on my plate has been tackled. Submitting my Artist in Residence proposal has gone no where. Researching more into the Arts Care program: zilch (I was asked last week if I wanted to enter the training program in June). Luminarias for the Spring Garden festival: nada. Packaging up my work for Art About Ag: no progress yet. Dog care: full time!
So the best thing that’s come through my front door in the last two weeks was 12 prints from the Leftover Print Exchange. What a great way to brighten my life by opening up the envelope and discovering the amazing works. Thanks to Amy Nack in Boise Idaho for hosting the exchange. Why the heck haven’t I participated in other exchanges? I have no idea. Hope to participate in others this year. Wish I had submitted a much better print. I’m totally in awe of all 12 I received.