Well, it took a few days, but I’m finally unpacked, recuperated, and my dining room table is (mostly) cleared off. Cain Park was a great show, and it was wonderful to meet so many lovely people!Â As far as shows go (or anything for that manner), I have to say this was by far the nicest group of people I have ever met in a single sitting.Â The show was a dream; short of being “discovered” and handed a million dollars, it was the most pleasant experience you could imagine.Â There were dozens of volunteers offering to help, ample amenities, and the most perfect weather.Â How could you go wrong?
My daughter was a wonderful help, and put on a cute little dress and her best personality and charmed anyone who dared come within 20 feet of her.Â I called her my “door greeter”.Â She called herself my “groundhog”.Â (umm, “gofer”.Â close enough.)Â The most charming moment was when we were offered lunch during set up.Â Seats were scarce, and artists shared tables and chatted with their new colleagues.Â A gentleman asked if he might join our group if we’d have him, joking that he was sweaty from the heat.Â She quickly replied something that I’m sure she meant to sound like “why certainly, we’d love to have you” but ended up coming out as “of course! We don’t mind that you’re so gross.”Â As the Mastercard ad says, Priceless.
The great thing about doing shows is all the face to face interaction — chatting with people about what you do, getting lots of new ideas and inspiration, and my favorite: seeing people go from a brisk pace to slow motion, slack-jawed stop as their eyes catch something they like.
(The other best part of the show was Saturday night when my friend brought over rum and we made mojitos with the wild mint in my backyard, but that’s another story.Â One that involves a certain metal artist who almost never drinks wipe out on the couch after half a glass of rum-flavored sugar mint water.Â But we’ll save that for another day.)
Well,Â I’d best get back to work… have lots of new things to share over the next few days, so stay tuned!
with love and wussy drinks………………………………Copper