Friday, June 15, 2007

Art Walk 2007 - DRIFT

"ALICE", the Australian accented GPS System, guided Debby as Beth, Debby & I made our way downtown to join the Napala family at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Phil's latest installation. The DC Comission on the Arts & Humanities in partnership with the Washington Convention Center comissioned 12 artists to participate in a large scale outdoor exhibition. The striking exhibit is a city block long was well attended by friends and tourists alike! The artwalk is located on 10th street between New York Avenue and H Street, NW. Afterwards Phil treated us to a tasty lunch and dim sum at Tony Cheng's in ChinaTown. Upon discussing all of the art we decided that we MIGHT be a little biased but we liked Phil's piece best! Way to go, Phil, oh and Happy Birthday!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

"22,468 steps, who needs a gym?"

22,468 steps, that just today, without working out AND fitting in a trip to the endodontist for a root canal! So, how come I am not slimmer? Actually have been doing LOTS of steps all week! The shop is actually begun to look like a shop! Got the innards (credit cards, phone systems, computer, voicemail) set up as well as off- loaded oodles of vintage treasures all week. WHEW!

Next week will get the picture rail hung so that we can add in all of the ART. I am so excited to see everything coming together. It looks better than I dreamed it could!

Have been doing the manual labor part of the set-up this week as my neck has been bothering me so much that fingers on my left arm are numb. Ugh. Usually taking a break from the handwork and fine motor motions will get me back into shape. That and the ministrations of Lisa my trusty Massage Therapist!

Actually cancelled my appt. with Lisa so I could attend an art opening tomorrow with S&C artists Debby and Beth. Our neighbor (and fellow Stifel and Capra artist) Phil Napala has a piece being unveiled at the Washington Convention Center at noon. It's his birthday to boot! Will post some photos tomorrow of this momentous event!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

"I get by with a little help from my friends"

No truer words were ever spoken. Seven plus twenty people helped us this weekend. Friday night Laurie and family helped me build display shelves and then we toasted them with champagne! Saturday a crew of six guys from church came to work on our neglected exterior. Sunday, Fran, Beth and Sheila helped unload treasures to the shop. The Barratt's helped me off load my grocery run (AND vacuum up the glass from my clumsiness!) Brian helped Bob with a Home Depot run just in time for Round Two: 15 stalwalt men from Vienna Presbyterian Church who descended onto Pinewood Street and knocked out six months worth of chores in four hours. It was amazing to see. It was heartwarming and humbling to see all of these folks, some who we had never met, take the time on a hot, humid day to help us. Thank you all--