It was a busier weekend than I expected....the turnout for the opening was awesome....I didn't stop talking from 5:20, when I opened it up to 7:20 when I closed....many more friends came than I expected and there were many I wished I had been able to spend more time with! We went out to eat afterward but the outdoor dinner I'd planned on was impossible due to the very cold wind that was blowing, so we ended up sitting inside...much warmer but the music was a bit too loud for comfortable conversation. Next time I'll change a few things!
A dear friend brought us this incredibly blooming salvia....jaime took it from the trunk into the wheelbarrow and chuck wheeled it into the back yard and it's new home....we found the perfect place for it and the hummers have already found it...thanks so much, lisa!
Sunday a friend and I went upriver to a car show and street fair in toledo and the warmth was very welcome after the cold wind in newport!
I was too busy to take any photos of the opening but the other artist's husband had a camera and took quite a few and I hope he'll send me a couple to post here. The basho pieces received many wonderful comments, the hand pieces sure looked better here than in my rather dark living room and the little guardian spirits showed up beautifully against the unique metal paper a friend gave me.
Today I'm taking it easy....I'm driving to the park and taking my journal with me and I'll be processing a bit and also searching for the next path I need to be taking....
oh...and the lovely couple above is our son jaime and his girlfriend holly....their being here made the weekend just perfect for us....