Friday, May 27, 2011

BOO!

Fresh Sunflowers for the Spenard Farmer's Market!

The hardest part of being self-employed is the discipline it takes to go to work on a sunny, gorgeous day –which were few and far between last summer in Anchorage! Plus I’m feeling “all deserving” because I have been working really hard and after I put more than a full week in I just want to reward myself with food and drink on the deck or be digging in my garden. But that’s not possible if I’m to take advantage of all the sales opportunities that are out there from June through August –peak art buying time. PLUS I’ve got a show opening at Katie Sevigny’s Gallery and I am the First Friday featured artist for June which I didn’t necessarily forget about but am finding it hard to believe IT’S NEXT WEEK! Holy cr@p. Good thing I’ve been stashing a few choice pieces aside in the studio -but I definitely need to kick it up from now until Friday when the Show opens! Ooooo boy do I want to goof off. School’s out and both my guys are home. I’ve had to adjust my routine and learn to work around Daddy-O and Gus being underfoot. They are underfoot in a good way but I’m not used to competing for tools, house space, the telephone or computers etc. Derek and Gus will start painting and tearing out all of our carpeting and replacing it with hardwood floors this week, and so starts the summer of destruction-reconstruction-resurrection. Thankfully, Daddy-O and I have been through SEVERAL remodels and know that our marriage can survive. What has been really nice is handing over the House Frau chores to Derek, what a sweetie (in the manliest way!). Every summer we do a bit of a role reversal and I feel like the luckiest
Art Girl around to have my man pitch in and take over all of the shopping and fix us dinner each night!

Wednesday night we took a break to enjoy a clear blue, warm night, by taking a Ghost Tour. Yes, Ghost Tours of Anchorage is hosted by KLEF Radio’s Rick Goodfellow. Rick plays host and historian on the almost two-hour downtown Anchorage walking tour full of mystery and history of Anchorage’s past. As you may or may not know Gus is completely captivated by all things haunted.

Gus even brought along his EMF detector, note book and mini tape recorder while Derek and I simply enjoyed the post dinner exercise and watching Gus’ eyes go the size of saucers at some of the scarier tales!

6 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Those sunflowers are super; just wondering where do you find that moose hair just lying around?

ang walford said...

heheheheh.... I'm like what so scary about sunflowers ??? nice one cindy :P get back to work...

Tracey Broome said...

Tell Gus I have a friend here who is an intuitive and she is going out and photographing paranormals. She says we have lots of ghosts around here!
The moose hair is really cool, thanks for sending it!

Jamie Fingal said...

Those sunflowers are amazing! They will be a BiG seller for you. Who wouldn't want on in their garden?*!! I want one!

Orion Designs said...

The weather has been unbelievably fantastic and we're finding it hard to stay indoors and work as well.

We're taking today off to go for a drive up to Hatcher Pass. Hope you have a great day at the market!

Ina in Alaska said...

I am looking forward to taking that Ghost tour with my visitors who will be in ANC the first 2 weeks of July! Looks like fun!