Tuesday, July 31, 2007

All My Bags Are Packed...

Coffee in the Los Angeles mug (brought to me in bed this morning by my wonderful spouse), "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on iTunes. As many of you know, it's a very, very, long song. The goal is to finish the post before the song ends. On your mark, get set... All my bags are NOT packed, but the car almost is and that's the bigger part of the battle. Out today by 10:00 am. When I finish the post I'm going to call UPS to find 0out where my info cards are. I'm sure I'll hear they're in Antarctica or some such. *sigh* ImageMedia is losing points fast. Telling me that two-day air means before 10:30 am when it really means before end of day because they don't want to spring for even more shipping charges after screwing up my order.

But looking forward... Off to Philly today with Bill and Elaine of Elliott Metal Works. We're caravaning up together as I have to stop by their place anyway (I have glass for them, they have metal for me), and I'm driving alone. I have a lean mean set-up for this show. Even with all Dee's stuff, the car is very lightly packed. I'm not taking any Cloudstone, Pop Art or clear textured pieces. It's all Morceaux de Verre and spread out in a 10 X 20 space. I hope this isn't a mistake. But I think I made the right choice. I want to concentrate on the glass and metal work (the new stands), and though the rest might sell better to the summer buyers (historically I've seen more local gift market buyers than big buyers from far-flung galleries), I have to do what you do if you stay on the pot.

Freebird ended and "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers is now playing. It's another long song so I might actually finish with it.

It was weird to have the car mostly packed last night. All I have left are my clothes, the toolbox, the tech (printer, iPod, laptop, cables, phone, chargers and cables) and the paper (show docs, hotel docs, blank materials for creating show packets). I do have to get my two-show contract for next year's BMAC's post-marked today which means I need to scan the slides I got from Bart. Off to do that next before hitting the road.

Jessica is only half done and I am ready to go! Tomorrow late (or maybe Thursday), live from Philly. Be safe.

1 comment:

Bill Paley said...

May the road not slap you on the bottom.