Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ready for the road!

(Above: In Box CXXIV.  Unframed:  14" x 10.  Framed: 19 1/4" x 15 1/4".  Polyester stretch velvets, metallic foil, chiffon scarves with self-guided free-motion machine embroidery on recycled, black acrylic felt.  CLICK on any image to enlarge.)

Yesterday was spent hauling all the artwork to the Tapps Art Center for my upcoming solo show, I Am Not Invisible.  Our car is a Scion hatchback.  It carries plenty but not nearly enough when trying to transport this much work, especially considering some of the sizes.  Not only did I have to provide the artwork, but there's always an inventory list, labels, and the display instructions for some of the more complicated installations.  It took most of the day.

Today was spent in "hunter-gather" mode ... getting everything ready and in one place.  Tomorrow my husband Steve and I will pick up the rental cargo van, load it, and depart for the Washington Craft Show.  I'm in booth 314 ... excited and also a bit nervous.  It will be an adventure!  We might even sneak over to the Kennedy Center to watch one of our son's friend, Brooklyn Mack, dance the role of Albrecht in National Ballet's production of Giselle.  (Depends on how our set-up goes!)

(Above: In Box CXXV.)

From Washington, DC, we travel on to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Nov. 8 - 11.  There's a formal preview party on the evening of the 7th.  It promises to be lots of fun ... though, again, I'm a little nervous.  Why?  Well, I've never quite done anything like this.  I don't really know if I have "too many" or "too few" pieces.  We will be using a PayPal swiper on my smart phone Pepto.  (Yes, my phone has a name!  The only available case when we bought it was the only color I didn't want ... Girlie Hot Pink.  Hence, I named the phone something that at least sounds a little less feminine! LOL!) 

(Above: In Box CXXVI.)

These three pieces were the last ones finished for this great adventure!  They were put into their frames just yesterday.  I'll be blogging from the road ... Yes!  The laptop is packed!  I think we are totally ready!


Margaret said...

Travelling mercies, dear cyber-friend.

P.S. I hope you get to the ballet!

Anonymous said...

Boa viagem! Sucesso! Boa diversão!
Um abraço!

Good trip! Success! Good fun!

Wanda said...

It's sort of like the song....up up and away in my beautiful balloon!!! I am SO there with you!!!