The State Fair is over. I picked up the few remaining pieces from the Bad Girls of the North booth yesterday up in Pamer. I was lucky to have great sales thanks to Vicki & Carol's hard work. It was kind of sad watching the deconstruction of the giant rides, people packing up their booths and trucks loaded with carnival remnants -though I’m sure those folks were happy to be finally packing up! The Fireweed has now gone to seed and become fluttering cotton. The mornings are darker and cooler, hard to believe just a few weeks ago we were enjoying record setting heat and midnight sun days.
Fall is my favorite time of year and not just because I have my birthday in the fall! I like the changing of the season’s, it is usually a time of renewal and heightened inspiration for me. One of our family’s favorite events is also coming up too –the annual GCVA fundraiser. The silent art auction used to be called The GCVA Spaghetti Feed and Pie Contest. This year the popular event has a new look, new logo, and new blood. Now called the Girdwood Center for Visual Arts “Fall for Art” will be Saturday, September 19 at the Alyeska Resort Daylodge. Great new name and new look for a good cause. One of the pieces I’m donating is called “Spenard Kinetic,” a reclaimed bicycle wheel that has a dog chasing a cat, chasing a bird. It spins in the wind and the dog and cat charms on the collars jingle with the motion. I’m also donating a Halibut wall sculpture piece since there are a few commercial fishing families in Girdwood who I thought might bid for the cause.
"There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite." ::: Paul Gauguin :::