Magenta Dogwoods

2010 April 12
by Pat K. Thomas

     I know, I know, I’m eating my words when I said last year on my rainy demonstration day that “never, never again” to an outdoor show.  But I was invited!  It was an honor to be invited to demonstrate–  right!?!?!  Didn’t want to turn down a special invitation now did I?  

    Besides, it was only for one day.  Rained all day Thursday (not a good sign at all!)   Had to work at Cliff Dwellers Gallery on Friday.  So I loaded the ancient gray mare of a van after work on Friday–  a lovely time to begin.  Hoping I remembered most everything, I began the trek to K-town at 7:15 AM Saturday.  Luckily, got to drive onto the sidewalk & unload right next to the tent.  No one in their right mind was stirring at that hour.

   Was reasonably set up by opening at 10 am.  I was clever enough not to have brought the entire marbling show, display & kitchen sink routine  — although I really could have used that kitchen sink since there was not a water source in sight.  Oh, well–  adapt, adapt.

     Marbling demonstrations were wonderfully & enthusiastically received by lots & lots of interested festival-goers.  Was my usual charming & witty self spreading the magic of marbling.  A few nice people were even nice enough to actually purchase some marbled product!  Bless them!

    My favorite comment from  a 7 or 8 year-old girl:   in my audience participation part of the demo,  I asked her what her favorite color was    & she piped up without a moment’s hesitation, “magenta!”  Now that’s a cool kid!

    That’s all for my first official blog post.   I know, I know, I need pictures, but more later!  

    The weather gods were smiling– the day was absolutely perfect!

5 Responses leave one →
  1. April 12, 2010

    I am subscribing to your blog! Welcome to the blogosphere!

  2. Victor Migneco permalink
    April 13, 2010

    Looking forward to more posts from you. I like this better than FB…not so busy and hard to follow all the different conversations. Nice to hear about your biz in detail.

  3. April 13, 2010

    Did your daughter put you up to this?

  4. Mary D permalink
    April 13, 2010

    I look forward to following your blog.

  5. April 15, 2010

    Rachel- After all, you got me started!
    Mary- Thanks! Looking forward to a new venue!
    Vic- Better for more expansive posts, but still like FB for quick updates. Have lots of ideas for the site. Appreciate you following it!
    Travis- NO! But she likes it! Helen has been after me to put up a website for a long time. Any technical support from your wired brain is more than welcome!

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