Friday, October 12, 2007

Open Studio

Tomorrow is Krista's first open studio since she did Artrails two years ago. It's going to be so much better than Artrails was or could've been.

We've been working away over there and I have to say, the place looks great! To me. Not to Krista, alas. She knows how she wants it to look, poor girl.

Anyhow, it was raining hard this morning and rather dark, which was perfect for getting the lights set up. Except that I had to drag in the extension ladder and it was dripping like crazy!

I'm really glad that Krista is doing a series of these open studios, since she wants to have all these different things to show and there is no way to get it all done in one go. For example, she wants to paint this old violin case she bought, but it's barely started. It's going to look really cool too. She might even paint it tomorrow, though she's not sure if she can really paint when people (if people) are visiting. She might feel too self-conscious.

She also wants to paint on purses and bags and shoes and even neckties! She wants to do 'light forms'--paper and copper wire lanterns we were trying to get going for the Oregon Country Fair. And lots and lots of paintings. Lots of little ones and maybe a few big ones.

My vision is that she'll be out front on a sunny afternoon, playing and singing some cool song she wrote, passing the guitar around with friends. Folks'll drop by to see her art and talk and maybe there'll be a spontaneous poetry reading in the afternoon. People will hang out and laugh and tell stories and maybe she'll even sell some work!

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