How are you doing? Well, it has already been a crazy year. I danced the New Year into being and then woke up a few hours later to go to a wedding. The bride and groom wanted to get married on 1.1.11 at 11.11am. It was brutally early (with the 2 + hour car ride there), but we made it through. And while on the subject of weddings, I have one each month for the next 7 months. It is the year of commitment I guess.
I arrived back in Spartanburg and jumped right into painting. It was going well for a week or so, UNTIL the big snowstorm. Well, not big in compared to most other places I have lived, but as I learned this week, 3 inches of snow is enough to shut a town down for days upon days. It took Ian and I about 30 minutes to push his car out of the parking lot on Tuesday. As we drove to Wal-Mart, I realized that the whole town was shut down. I think Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and the liquor store were the only stores open that day (and I guess what else do you really need in life?). When we arrived at Wal-Mart, it was like WWIII had hit. There were no eggs, no milk, no bananas!!!! The whole store was empty. In my 27 years of crazy winters, I have never seen a storm affect a town so much. I finally took a shower Tuesday night and got to work on all the things I had put off for two days.
So 2011, we’ll be starting off strong this weekend with an amazing show put on by us artist-in-residents. Each of us invited 2 artist friends to bring work to show to Spartanburg. The show is beautiful. It is a very diverse show, ranging from a sewn boat, felt wall hanging, photos, drawings, paintings, etc. Every person in the show uses their material in a very unique way, but all the pieces flow together. We will be making curry and having free wine. It is going to be a fun night!! And probably dancing afterward. I danced a lot in 2010, but hopefully this year will be even crazier dancing!!!!
I am looking forward to the year and promise to write more to you my blog! Oh and I believe I will have a vehicle in about a week. It is going to be awesome.