Saturday, April 13, 2013

8 Days Later .......



I took off on a journey to Nashville that began with Art Is You vending.  Vending was good even though no one bought a cowgirl hat, they DID buy the hatbands, and no one bought any of the clothing, but I only took a few garments and sizing is always an issue, AND I did sell wrist wraps and scarves and I always appreciate how much buyers love what I make.

On Sat. night the Art Is You Team (Sallianne and Helen) arranged a dinner for us and shuttle buses to go downtown for Nashville's Art Crawl.  It was very fun to attend and I got to hang out with some very cool artist friends, Mary Beth, and two new friends, Julie (Julie right?  lol!) and Pam.  Of course Rice and Earl were there, and the Demeng's (Michael and Andrea, and Leighanna, and Sunny,  and so many more.  I cannot thank Brenda enough for supplying props for me to vend with!

The art ranged from wonderful local art to demos set up for the film festival that was going on ( did our picture with lifesize cutout of Han Solo get posted? I don't know) to a Bernie Taupin exhibit.  We heard Elton John had been there earlier in the day but we didn't catch a glimpse.  They were serving Grey Goose vodka as opposed to most galleries that might serve the cheap wine.  Interesting huh?  Guess it depends on who your backer is.

After that evening I trekked over to North Carolina and the Great Smokey Mnts. to visit Nina.  The weather was perfect, the fruit trees were in bloom and the others budding.  I had a bit of trouble finding my way as the maps kept sending me on back roads but I made it and got to drive through the Nantahala Gorge which is very lovely.  I arrived and was a little wound up so I talked Nina's ear off until we went to sleep.  The next day we journeyed into to town and had plans to make dinner but that afternoon she began to feel bad and by the next morning was getting worse.  I walked her dog Walter through the hills around her home and then we sat and stitched on her porch.  By nighttime she was still getting worse so the next day I could tell she wasn't getting better so we would not get to venture out as planned and I didn't want to stay and get that sickness so I drove back to Nashville.

Stayed at a B&B in historic Franklin, Tn.  Heard some live music that night from a young man, Pat Anderson.  He sang mostly covers but had a new CD out and sang a tune from it.  Very pleasant, and he has a great voice!

The next day I toured a historic home and took the tour to learn more about the civil war battle of Franklin, very interesting.  Then I walked around town, had some lunch, visited an antique store and the rain hit.  Lots of it.  I drove on up into Nashville and had plans to go out that evening to the Bluebird Cafe but the rain was so strong and low lying areas were flooding I talked myself into staying in and that was the end of my trip except for the flight home next day.

I do not know why I didn't take pictures.  I had my camera but I just wasn't inclined to take pictures.

Posted some ribbon on my Etsy shop this morning and now I have to go unpack and do some laundry.  The fun stuff.

6 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

Welcome back home! I'm not surprised people loved your stuff. Glad you got to meet up with fun people.

Chris Flynn said...

Welcome home Lorri.... Sounds like your trip was fun, and of course, everyone appreciates your amazing art!

I'm excited to host you in our shop, just in time for Mother's Day! Talk to you soon, later this week for info on the flier I need to send out. We'll see if we can't sell a few cowgirl hats!
hugs, Chris

Connie said...

Nothing like coming home.....

Fran S said...

Sounds like a lovely trip with lots of adventure. Glad to hear you're safely back at home! xo

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Can't wait to talk and hear all about it. Sounds like it went well for the most part but had some setbacks. Hope Nina is feeling better now and you didn't catch anything. Call me when you can. xoxo joanna

The Creative Beast said...

It sounds like a fun trip with many places visited and many people met with! Sorry to hear that Nina was feeling unwell during your stay - I know how excited you were when you mentioned this visit!
Now you can enjoy settling into your at home routine =-)