Friday, May 3, 2013

Shows This Weekend

SPRING - ceanothus in bloom

The month of May is full of events, especially this weekend.  There are so many events I want to attend I just can't do it all.

I was honored to be asked to be the feature artist at the Boulder Creek Antique & Art venue for the month of May.  Tonight is the opening reception from 6 - 8 and my husband, Michael, will be playing music for us.  Hope all my local friends can come tonight or at least find time to visit during the month.

The first weekend of May is the time for the Annual May Day show at Nancy Howell's.  I was with this group from the beginning, ten years ago, but this year I opted out.  I will attend and hope I don't feel regret for not joining in.  It's a lovely show and many talented artists showing and selling.

I was invited to attend the Benecia Open Studios where I have a couple of friends involved.  Carrie has a wonderful shop and studio, Hip Chicks, and Sharon creates wonderful mixed media and art books.  I had high hopes of going but it's too much to fit in.

Sunday two events are happening that I have to opt out of.  A friend's birthday party in Carmel Valley which would be wonderful to attend and wear one of my hats.  Wearing a hat was on the invitation all because it's Kentucky Derby day weekend? Maybe it's just a fun excuse to dress up and wear a hat! 

Also the Alameda Flea market happens (first Sunday of every month) but I just say no this time.  Also I don't relish the thought of driving in all that traffic I know will be out there.

I'll attend the May Day show and spend the rest of the weekend gardening and getting my studio ready for Monday when I have 5 ladies showing up for a dye workshop.  Very exciting and I want to be prepared.


Joanne Huffman said...

Sounds like an enticing array of events. I wish I were close enough to go to your reception; I assume it was wonderful and everyone loved your work. I know the ldies coming to your studio will have a great time.

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