Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday check in

We had a very long 4 days in Allentown.  The hours
were a killer, 12 hours a day ~ 9:30am to 9:30pm.
Check out this cute girl watching me!
Photo: A young admirer watching me paint... Last day at Mayfest in Allentown.  Here till 7PM

I did finish 2 paintings.    Here is one.
Photo: 24 hours of painting... I think it's pretty much finished.   Starting a new one tomorrow      10 AM tomorrow at Mayfair in Allentown
Got home at 10pm on Monday, I unpacked while Linda
did a few loads of laundry.   In bed by midnight!
So Tuesday and Wednesday was a flurry of framing
repacking, mow, family dinner, visit my Mom,
errands etc.  And I leave Thursday morning at 5:30am
with an 8 hour drive to Cincinnati, OH
The weekend:
Summerfair Cincinnati
May 31 through June 2
Held on the grounds of Coney Island
6201 Kellog Ave. Cincinnati, OH
Friday: 2pm to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Rain or shine! ~ My booth is on Red Road # 4C

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday check in

I must confess to not painting at all for 2 days.
Monday:  I unpacked the van, had a 2 hour dentist
appointment,  started spring maintenance on the camper
(since we are using it this weekend),  I looked up and it
was 9pm!
Today: I spent the day finishing the camper.  Bug bombed
so there should be no spiders to freak out Linda... aired out,
wiped inside, new tire, etc... Mowed the lawn.
Tonight we are going to see my all time favorite...
Chicago at the American Music Theater.  Cannot wait.
Photo: Chicago...,Great concert.  They sound fantastic
Quick late night update... they were FANTASTIC!!
The week is flying by.
Packing tomorrow for a Thursday set up at:
Mayfair Festival of the Arts Held at Allentown Fairgrounds 1950 Liberty Street
Allentown, PA ~ enter Tunnel Gate 7 from Liberty Street
Fri. ~ Sat. ~ Sun. 10am to 9:30pm
Mon. 10am to 7pm

Check out the long hours.  I will be demonstrating so
spread the word around the Allentown area.
Looks like a good assortment of artists.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2013 Angles #3

2013 Angles #3
5"x5" original watercolor   $225.

Booth is ready to go... show opens tomorrow
Fine Arts FiestaHeld at Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Thursday to Saturday: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
My space is #28 ~

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2013 Angles #2

2013 Angles #2
4"x6" original watercolor   $225.   SOLD!

So the angle on this one is the open top drawer. 

This is a short week for me... setting up tomorrow at:
Fine Arts Fiesta
Held at Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Thursday to Saturday: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
My space is #28  ~ 

Monday, May 13, 2013

2013 Angles #1

2013 Angles #1
5"x5" original watercolor    $225.

I am always interested in unusual angles.  This is from
walking down stairs looking across a room.

I had a few things on Linda's list that needed done and
then I painted as promised.  It is a short week because
I show at Wilkes-Barre from Thursday through Sunday.

Over the weekend we had a little excitement.
Midnight on Friday night... in the old days we would
have been out dancing.  But these days I am admitting
we were both sound asleep in our hotel bed; only to
be rousted by loud fire alarms.  We had to go outside, in the
heavy rain and stand in our PJ's (yes again, I confess to
PJ's)  Standing there with other strangers in various
assortments of dress and undress for 45 minutes. 
3 firetrucks, lots of fireman and policemen, more heavy rain...
and finally we were allowed back in without ever hearing
what was wrong.  I fell right back to sleep, Linda on the
other hand is not a good sleeper on a good night!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

track season over...

My track season has come to an end.
Today was our last track meet.
Leagues,  20 teams.... wait for it...
Our boys took 1st!!! , and our girls 6th.
The whole meet was a thing of beauty.

So now I will focus on painting.
Well, I do have a banquet next week!
I am leaving in the morning for set up
for my weekend show.

Byers Choice Craft Show
Held at 4355 County Line Rd,
Chalfont PA
Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 10-4:30
Excellent quality!

Monday, May 6, 2013


We returned home last night after a not very
profitable weekend.  Set up was Saturday morning
at 5am.  Yes I said 5AM!  So at 4:45am we were in
line to get our space.  We showed until 7pm, that's a
14 hour day outside.  Back in our hotel by 8pm and
sleeping by 9!  Sunday there was an artist breakfast
(bagels and coffee) at 8am and we showed till
5pm, a long hard pack up, 2 hour drive home walking in
the door by 9pm. While a first year show,  it had
seasoned promoters.  A great set of professional artists
and a good location just no people.  Very low crowds.

I got up early this morning and took a bike ride.  Linda
woke up with an idea of scrubbing the tent and tarps.
I mean scrubbing, front and back with little Mr Clean
scrubbies.  Thankfully our helper Lori was her scrubbing
buddie, they worked 4 solid hours.  My tent never looked
so clean!  Although we may need to chat that a clean tent
does not equal better sales!  When she is frustrated she cleans!!
Guess there could be worse habits...
Meanwhile my farm commission is on hold.
My client has a lot of changes and poor photos
so we are having a meeting this weekend to go
over things.  Track season finishes this week.
I had a meet tonight. Boys and Girls won.
Boys are 6-1 and Girls are 5-2!  Not bad.
Several of my good runners are ineligible due to
grades which is so sad at this time of the season. 
Thursday is our final Leagues meet.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday check in

Last night I framed my commission and I must
say it looks great.  I think my clients are going to
love it.  I just have to show it off one more time.

We are both still coughing and I would say Linda
is only a pinch better.  But the show must go on...
I leave tomorrow for a new show in Rockville, MD
A-RTS Rockville Town Square Arts Festival
May 4 & 5

located on the streets of Rockville Town Square,
Rockville, Maryland
My space is #236 on E. Middle Lane
Saturday, May 4, 2013 11am-7pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 10am-5pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Finished commission

I brought a bad cold home from my track kids last week
and after being super careful I still gave it to Linda.
We battled it and lost.  So Monday we went to the
doctor for meds.  Day 3 of meds and the cough is still
nasty and Linda sorta has her voice back.  There was a
lot of whispering going on!

Monday I finished my commission.  The frame came
today so I need to cut a mat.  It looks great.  I am very
happy with it.  Today I started my next commission
which is a family farm.  After they approve the drawing
I will share it.
This watercolor is 22x30"  The space is already picked
out where it will hang.