Saturday was humid and hot. Driving over, I actually encountered a pretty good rain shower, then had a touch more right at opening. With the spotting of rain, the humidity pushed way up and probably kept us from getting to 100 F. Instead we made it into the mid 90’s. The garden was spectacular and crammed with so much diversity of color, texture and patterns. It would have been nice to sit around and work on small sketches, but I chose to hang out by my work and talk with visitors. The kiln opening was like Christmas. So many wonderful things to see, but it was a tad warm in the space! It seemed like Rhoda sold quite a few items fresh from the kiln.
Here are a small group of photos I snapped while walking around the garden. For some silly reason I didn’t get pix of everyone there! I have to blame the heat. We had around 100 visitors who braved the weather. I did sell two small works. Not too shabby for the inaugural year! Next year will be even better!
I certainly received loads of praise for the Camas sculptures. Maybe I’ll experiment with one in my garden to see how it holds up to the remaining summer. By fall, I should have a pretty good idea how it fairs with the weathering.