Monday, August 24, 2009
The Early Bird
The Walters Falls Group of Artists has an annual show in the community centre of the tiny village of Walters Falls - just a few minutes from the farm. I've been visiting this show for the past four years. I usually go Saturday afternoon once I've returned home from the farmer's market, had a brief rest and unpacked the truck.
However my friend Aesop, who also attends, taught me the lesson of 'The Early Bird Gets the Worm'. Even though I never left empty handed, I was always scooped on a beautiful piece by someone who got there before me.
This year, DW and I were there Friday night before the doors opened, along with a few dozen other like minded folks.
As we entered I heard the horrible sound of, "Hi,what are you doing here?" directed to DW, along with her response of, "How nice to see you," yadda yadda yadda.
Long story short....I got scooped again! I did manage to grab 2 out of three I eyed, but a beautiful painting of a handspinner's small flock of coloured sheep in a barnyard was not to be mine ;o(
All this within ten minutes of the doors opening!
Oh well, it was still a great show, and by going Friday night we were able to partake of the complimentary wine, cheese, and goodies.
I'm already planning my strategy for next year. A roll of tape is involved ;o)
The Golden Pear is part of a new colour theme I'm trying out. Here it is as a handpaint with the other colours in the theme:
I haven't knit with either of these yet....hopefully this week.