Whew! Only one week (actually less) to go until the start of Philomath Open Studio Tour. Next Thursday, Linda and I will be setting up our booths inside Compton Family Winery and hosting a group tour for the participating artists. This will be our test run for everything, including sales. We will be located inside their giant barrel room with massive space and air movement around us. At first, I thought this was a bad thing but now I’m feeling better because we should experience numerous visitors and a greater risk of Omicron exposure. More space equates to more air and helps me feel a little safer.
Last weekend was blown out of the water due to the booster jab. I reacted heavily and slowly came back to life on Sunday. I put in a strong week but still feel behind moving into the weekend. Tomorrow I had promised to visit a very pregnant niece in Washington State, but I might have to bag out yet again (I missed the baby shower last weekend due to the jab reaction). Dave just returned last night from a week in WA. It was a nice break from having him around and enabled me to spread out and run my own schedule. Life is always running at a crazy pace!
I’ve spent a lot of time packaging cards and prints. I still need to get an order finalized for frames and pre-cut matting. I have numerous felting projects that require finishing , plus a couple of drawings that have yet to come off the drawing boards. Last Wednesday I picked up grid wall that is ENORMOUS (8 ft tall!)! Somehow I actually stuffed the 4 panels into the CRV, but not sure how everything show related will fit around it. There won’t be another passenger in the vehicle. At some point I’ll actually need to “set up” the complete idea so it won’t be completely foreign when assembling at the winery.
My to-do list remains enormous but a few items are getting checked off while more are being added. A reminder that the studio tour is October 22, 23, 29 &30th, noon to 5pm each day. Next blog post will have photos of the set-up space! Please check out their website for downloadable maps to all 10 locations. www.PhilomathOpenStudios.com
Have a wonderful weekend!