Monday, October 22, 2007

Sleepy Tired...

The Big Apple Glass Art & Bead Festival was a lot of fun! I got to meet so many wonderful custumers and say hello to some of my bead show buddies. Lisa Kan has some beautiful ginkgo leaves that I just had to get, LillyPilly has some knock out new shell designs, Kathryn Bowan of BeadWeaver had some new patterns and etched components, and it was a pleasure making friends with my neighbors, Gregg and Brenda of Burgard Studio. Erica from Reed's Beads also came by and it was a pleasure chatting with her. It seems we both share an addiction of bad television.

Believe it or not, I am thinking of joining the local bead society. Who would have thought?

So, after hauling everything back from the Radisson Martinique to my apartment, I'm just beat. I'm surprised that I got the bins up the stairs, as each one weighs just a little less than I do and there are five flights of stairs. I imagine that it was some unconscious feat of magic.

It definitely had consequences though. Today I slept the sleep of the dead. I just could not wake up and I'm still tired. But I've got to get the apartment ready. Greg, Cynthia, and Azalea are coming up, and one of my friends from college. It'll be nice to have everyone, as I sorely miss them all!

Now, it's off to McDonald's (don't judge me) for some of their iced coffee so that I may salvage the rest of the evening by doing laundry.


Anonymous said...

At least that bin-hauling will make you strong...

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".

Was someone guarding the bins on the sidewalk while you took the first ones up? Inquiring minds want to know.

And...I want to visit the Mutter Museum...take me, buy me, show me....

Andrew Thornton said...

I suppose it'll make me stronger. Or slowly give me back problems.

Uhmmmmm.... I unloaded the bins from the car and the driver waited till I got them inside my building. I didn't worry too much about someone walking by and stealing them as they'd have to be like Superman to have run off with a HUGE bin.

I don't think I'll visit the Mutter Museum again. It made me very sad. I don't know if I'm up for doing that to myself again.

I don't get sad over the body or over the internal structure of the body. I've done whole bodies of work on the human body and what lies within it. However, I think there's a certain boundary that they cross... perhaps in a good way, perhaps in a bad way, where the lives of the bodies come to life. And those lives aren't necessarily happy lovely stories. Seeing the museum and reading the stories made me very sad.

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

how come everyone is coming to NYC? do you have another show?

I am so confused!

aren't those gingkos pretty!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Jean! Greg, Cynthia, and Azalea are coming to pick up the tubs and hang out for a day or two. Since the tubs are massive, they are really expensive to ship. It is easier for them to either travel with someone via plane or to be picked up by car.

And Cat Merrick is returning to me because she's trying to relocate herself back in New York! I'm very happy about this. Once upon a time, we were supposed to get married. I used to call her, "Future-Wife."

Hope that clarified things. :-)

I'm trying to decide what I'm going to do with them. I'm working on a few autumn articles now... so weird how I'm like a year ahead and what not. But these should work loverly.

Unknown said...

Andrew I hope your rested by now! What a fruitatious life you lead! Im so glad you posted the pic of the Green girl table at a bead show. Thats awesome one of these days Ill have to somehow get to one...trouble is Texas is far far and they dont come here! Maybe get a visit in tune with a visit to my Mothers in VA.
I recently finally finished a quilt I was working on gees they take sometime! I wish the pics did more justice (on my blogger). Also some lampwork jewellry.
Now my next project will prolly be a styleized Sunbonnet Sue quilt...and on the November block Miss sue will be carring a turkey on a platter~! LOL

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Janet,

I'm more rested now, but still pretty beat. Lots to do before the gang gets here. We used to do shows in Texas a while ago, but they're pretty odd about taxes and filing and what not. I think our only southwestern show is in Tucson.

That's great that you finished your quilt. My mother and grandmother used to make quilts. I tried also. But as a fine artists. So they were more like soft sculptures than quilts really. Very impractical.

But that's wonderful! I'll have to check them out on your blog.

Unknown said...

Its not TEXAS....its TAXES!!!! LOL