Archive for September, 2008
The things you learn to do when you belong to an artist group are many:
• Be very thankful that your friend that you’re showing with (Ann Miller of Glass Artistry in Oregon) has a computer literate husband who can draw a map on the computer
• Learn to scan your map and put it in Jpeg form – not Tiff
• Be very thankful that you can post the map to your blog so customers can find you
• Learn how to read a map so you can figure out the best places to put signs to where you’re showing
• Be very thankful that you’ve had your schedule with you at the Market every Saturday this summer and passed them out to every person that dared to enter your booth
• Learn to ask people if they are interested in attending a studio art tour so that you can give them the aforementioned schedule
• Be very thankful that you belong to a group that works well together (and learns from past years)
• Learn to speak up and talk to people (I know my friends will find it hard that I had to learn to ‘speak up’) and snickering to myself at the thought of them laughing while they read this sentence.
• Be very thankful for the friends that helped you pick out your business name and logo
• Learn more things this winter during the ‘lull’ season to WOW! your customers next year
• Be very thankful for the customers that you already have
• Learn that the 2nd button from the right at the top of this screen is a toggle button so that you can make this page bigger when you read it – just click it when you read the post below this and the map will be bigger!!!
• Be very thankful for the nice husband that I have that has the signs for the tour ready to pound into the ground
• Learn to direct people to the post above this for the map for the tour!
Click on picture for closer look.
It’s always amazing to me how music floats through our mind – or at least it does mine! Those stupid commercials that float through your brain when you get up to use the bathroom at 3am….
And then there are the songs that transport you to a time when you were younger, maybe in school or maybe when you were first married or maybe when your child started school.
When I was taking the pictures of this African Sodalite, golden coral and Swarovski bracelet the song “Blue, blue, my world is blue” floated through my mind. I don’t think I’ve heard that song since I was in high school and it wasn’t a favorite song of mine but it was popular then. I was so taken with the memory that I had to Google it and sure enough there it was. The version by Paul Mauriat is here. And of course, there is a version in French, a young boy playing a nicely done piano version and many more.
1968 is the year according to the Billboard Hit list – which means I was a sophomore in high school – having signed up for the second year to take shop class and being denied because it was a ‘boy’s class ’. By the time my youngest brother was in school 8 years later he took a semester of home ec and the girls took a semester of shop. How things change! Except music – and music will always have the ability to transport us to a different time and place.