Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm back

I have a new laptop that I am trying to get used to.  My last one had Vista which I never had any problems with.  Now this one has windows 7 which I am trying to get used to.  I am missing some of the software programs that I had on the old laptop and trying to get used to the one on this one.  
My life has been a little busy of late.  I'm quilting on a piece I hope to have camera ready in time to submit to the Mancuso show in West Palm, dead line 23/Sept.  Then there is the exhibit I am that I need to get installed.  I will be making my second trip back to Daytona Beach and to Bethune Cookman University to hang 10 pieces of my work in their galley space.  I spent aa full  day on  Monday being a good  person, helping one of the artist who has never installed her work in a gallery venue before and she had not pre-planned what she would display and the amount of pieces she brought to consider was staggering.  But non-the-less with the help of my daughter Lyn we got through it.  Good thing I'd given up my  plan to hang my pieces on Monday too deciding for sanity sake  tomorrow would be better.  So off Lyn and I will go in the morning to get it done.  I plan to be in and out in less than an hour, but certainly by 11:30 since Lyn has a job interview.
Today I give a talk and trunk show for the Ladies of the Lake quilt guild in Lakeland, F; about an hour and 30 minutes from my place.   Lyn was my driver. I'm getting really soiled.   My girls and my grandson when he was here are following  in their late father/grandfather's footsteps of chauffeuring me about.
 This is a large metal swan sculpture in front of the library on the lake front. Lyn slowed the car to a crawl so I could get a shot of it.  it really was quite impressive. 
I was happy that I had some time before my talk to take a quick tour around the downtown part of Lakeland.  It was charming with all the swans and other waterfowl that populate the lake there.  They also use artist decorated really large fiberglass swans in the same way other cities use, cows, or pigs or race horses like Louisville.Here is a black swan, that I captured before the battery in my camera died.
With a fully charged battery in my tote bag tomorrow, I'll try to remember to get some shots of the gallery space.  The opening reception is Friday September 23, 5-8, Visual Arts Gallery in the performing Arts Center 698 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL.  So if you are in the area, do stop in and say hi. 


Susan Turney said...

Her installment looks beautiful. I can't wait to see your's!

Carol said...

It is so good to read of your wanderings again. I've been a little busy and not doing much in the way of blogging lately. You are such a good person to always be helping others however you can. God Bless, Carol