Friday, May 23, 2008


Coffee in the Chicago skyline mug, "Willin' " by the BoDeans on iTunes. I thought it would be a cover of the Lowell George/Little Feat song "Willin' ", but it's a completely different song. That takes some huevos, naming a new song with the same title as a very famous older song. Speaking of huevos, I'm doing the Decatur Arts Festival this weekend and setting up in three hours tomorrow morning with Dave and maybe Jessie to help. I might rather be in Tahachapi or Tonapah (speaking of "Willin' ").

In a rare burst of common sense, I'm not firing anything for the show today. What comes out of the kilns (three) from yesterday is the last I will have for the show. Today I will assemble pieces that go in frames (the lattice, dreaming woman, single koi, ginko and moonrise) and I'll pack the van--without my stolen handtruck, grumble, grumble, grumble. I'll also redesign my display for ease of set-up and stability for the new big pieces (tables instead of pedestals) and print out all the materials I want to hand out at the show. I feel like the Little Engine That Could--I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

Pictures and a review Monday, but for today, I'm just willin'.

PS--Just found the replacement for my stolen cart at Amazon--helps to know the name for searching as just looking for "hand truck" is useless.


Bill said...

Get thee to Home Depot and buy a new handtruck.

Grumble, grumble.

Brenda Griffith said...

Oh if it were that easy I would have already done it! This is a specialty hand truck not carried by Home Depot (or Ace or anywhere local). It has is sort fo a cross between a garden cart and a dolly with four all-terrain wheels, two fold-down handles (one at each end), is adjustable to 5-feet long, and holds 500 lbs. I haven't even been able to find it again on the marvelous InterWeb.

Dee said...

congrats on finding the replacement handcart ;) and you will get everything done that you need done. good luck on the setup tomorrow, i HATE setting up the morning of the show! don't these people offer fri afternoon setup????? that's one of the things, besides porta-potties as the only available facility that gets an outdoor festival ap tossed quickly in the round file ;)

we'll see you sunday ;)