May 12, 2012

It was only a dream

I drove myself to the Talmadge Art Show and arrived 90 minutes before the show was to open. I had plenty of time to set up my booth. I stopped the car to find my space in the event room. When I came out to begin unloading, my car was not where I left it. Had I forgotten where I parked? I walked up and down the street and eventually walked the side streets too. The car couldn't have been stolen, as the keys were in my pocket. Did I lock it? Would my inventory and display materials be gone when I found my car? The more I walked, the longer the blocks became. I couldn't find my car and, surely, there were only 15 minutes left before the show would be open to the public. I imagined Sharon, the producer, being upset with me for being unprepared.

What a relief to wake up.

May 4, 2012

Happy Houses at Talmadge Art Show

I've been working on something new which I call Happy Houses. The exteriors are bright and happy, just like the insides. When you're feeling especially upbeat and positive, stash a little bit of happiness inside for a rainy day. With that, happiness is always accessible, just in case you need to make a withdrawal. Happy Houses are about 6" x 6" x 12".

What are you doing this Sunday? Please join me at the Talmadge Art Show and see the work of 86 artists. Doors open from 10a to 4p on May 6, 2012 at Liberty Station Event Center, 2875 Dewey Road (cross street is Truxton Road), San Diego, California 92106. Come for a hug and a hello, and remember Mother's Day with my selection of lavender-filed pillows in vintage Asian fabrics, kimono silk rag baskets, earrings in semi-precious stones and Happy Houses.