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My last art fair of the season is this weekend in Decatur, Illinois. The weather forecast is for SUNNY and cool...with a high in the upper 70's. NO RAIN. What a wonderful way to end the season.
I thought with the drop in sales and rain I've experienced at my last few shows I would be glad to see this show season end...but as usual it's always a little sad.
The life of an artist can be somewhat solitary...each season I meet new people and rekindle old relationships. This will be over now until next spring and I will miss it.
I am however, really anxious to get back to the drawing board. I don't have much time for my art during the show season...and I find myself craving the quiet time at my drawing board. I think for all artists, creating is therapeutic and I am ready for a little "therapy".
I'm thankful for small things. I took down in 3" of mud last Sunday. We had over 9" of rain in three days...with the bulk of it coming down Saturday night. Many tents collapsed under the weight of the water. I said I would report back...but you know what, I'm not going to dwell on it. It's kind of like having a baby...once it's over, you forget the pain!!
I took a chance, knowing I would be setting up again this weekend, and did not lay my tent out to dry. It was so wet...I would have had to set it up again in the back yard. It continued to rain here through Tuesday. I've kept it in air conditioning (extra cool), with the hope that it's true that mold grows in WARM, dark, damp, conditions. I set up again tomorrow afternoon, so I will let you know if the air conditioning worked.
I'm just thankful that these last two shows weren't reversed. With the WONDERFUL weather forecast for the weekend, my tent should dry out nicely and be ready to put away for the season. You see there are blessings to be had...even in the middle of a mess.
So I ask: When every day life eats away at your studio time do you, like me, feel a little depressed? How do you handle these interruptions and how do you get back on track? My art is definitely my therapy...how about you?
The "Chat Line" is open...I look forward to your comments and please feel free to comment on what others have to say. Remember...when you share, others are blessed.
As I said, I will be in Decatur, Ill. this weekend. The weather is going to be BEAUTIFUL. If you live in the area, come see me, I would love to meet you in person.
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