Monday, December 31, 2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Today was interesting to say the least!
We started with a good breakfast of eggs, sausage,and toast. We cleaned up afterward, washing the dishes and putting it all away. Food seems to taste better when camping, especially hot coffee first thing in the morning. We made our lunches and off we went. Once at the show site we had to park the truck impossibly far away. A long walk first thing in the morning is pleasant though and we got to the show easily.
Once at the tent we removed sides and laid them out to dry on top of our carts. The day passed slowly, lots of people and no sales to be had. Finally in the afternoon, a gentleman came in and purchased a shadowbox turtle. He was shocked to find out he was my first sale of the day. We had one other sale, two small shell paintings rounded out the day. I think we may have squeaked out our expenses for this part of the trip.
Subway for dinner. Hot tub at the resort. Frustration with the Internet on both my phone and computer. Hence I am blogging from my phone.
Tomorrow is another day!
Goodnight to all!
My slippery friend III, acrylic on canvas
Day 23 of the 100 days-100 paintings Spring 2019
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Today started out calmly enough. We got on the road somewhat early in the morning taking our time. Once on the road, we decided to find breakfast and ended up at a little restaurant called Country Skillet not too far from the campground. It looks like an old Waffle House, with newish decorations. The waitress was great, the food was good too!
We then refueled the truck with a lot of gas! Cheaper than a hotel hauling a camper, but we went through over $ 100 in gas. Ouch! I keep reminding myself cheaper than $100+ a night hotel! Our campground is about $275 for 5 nights. All told before we even open our tent, the show will be well over $1200. It's not cheap to do art shows folks!
On the way down here, we stopped in Clearwater Florida to go to the showoff canopy showroom. I was looking to replace two of my roof rack at Corners as they have gotten bent and been repaired numerous times. Because my tent is over 28 years old, they had to custom make the brackets for the two corners. When Chris saw this he asked if we could get two more. Turns out this is my anniversary present from him. They are much heavier cast aluminum and have holes that it will allow him to put the ratchet straps in the brackets. It will be interesting to set up the tent the first time with the new brackets tomorrow on our anniversary!
Tomorrow marks 40 years that we have been together! I can't imagine spending my life with any other person than this Man of Mine! Any other man might not be willing to set up for an art show on his anniversary either!
Time to wind down for today, the night has fallen, dinner is done and cleaned up, and we are tired. Tomorrow is a big day!
Sand dollar, acrylic on canvas, 6x6
Day 21 of the 100 days-100 paintings Spring 2019
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Today's offering is a neat little painting that turned out beautifully. I really enjoy painting texture and murex shells are full of nooks and crannies. They are also quite colorful in a muted way. I know my parents shell collection from the Phillipines has a couple of gorgeous murex's. One of these has deep brown edges and is very tiny.
Anyway, I hope you're not tired of shells yet as I am creating more to take into the Florida shows. We are getting excited about our upcoming trip, making plans for our time together.
Packing, painting, planning.
Showtime in less than two weeks.
Lacy Murex, Acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6
Day 8 of the 100 days 100 paintings Spring 2019