Hello...I am home after an exciting four chuckle-filled days in California. Our show was a big success, as you will note when you see our smiling faces.
Speaking of smiling friends...left is me, then...Pat Murphy...Paul Gordon...Allen Cunningham...and Arbutus Hunter. This was the morning before our guests arrived. I hope it is obvious to you that we truly are friends. That is why the show is magical.
Pat's Murphies...they didn't sit there long. Thank goodness I took photos before the show began.
This little charmer was just one of the diminutive artworks that Arbutus had on her trees. I was in awe at just how small her works are. It is not an easy task to bring so much personality and spark to a two inch piece. Bravo to you Arbutus and thank you for bringing Hawk and Scarlet O'Hara.
Paul Gordon once again impressed us all with his fine artwork. I must say that he impressed the crowd as he returned home empty-handed once again.
Leslie McCabe is busy planning her daughter's wedding so, alas, she could not join us...But after much pleading on our part...she sent some wonderful bracelets. I have never had her jewelry on, when people haven't stopped me to admire her work. Next year Leslie...come, so we can giggle together. You were missed.
Well...As we are all good Americans...we stimulated the economy. Our good buddies Nancy Michler and Jami Santos hosted a fun day in Pasadena Flea Market. We all managed to find some good stuff...but we also found a bunch of fleas.
We did stop to enjoy some fine California cuisine. Our good friend Dana Wade joined us and showed us the town.
So...now we all have to rest our sore overworked fingers...but, we are already California Dreaming for next Spring's "Gathering of Friends" Trunk Show.
On my next post I will share some of the silly stuff I found there. I always do a lot of damage when I go to Orange County...it's like the "Gold Rush" to me. Plus, I am not very good at the art of self-restraint.
I was so honored to be amongst such a talented group of artists...and so happy to have so many wonderful old friends to play with. Maybe I should say "Dear friends" rather than old.
Have silly "Laughing is Good" fun, Jody