Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Can't Catch Me, I'm already caught up in everything!

Am I EVER caught up?  Now depending on how you look at this, I could be 'caught up' as in all my work is done and I have loads of time on my hands.  Or, as this fish in the net, I am tangled up in all the things that have to be done.  Or, I could be trying to get caught up in a big event next weekend.

My upcoming schedule is about as busy as it ever could get.  The next four weekends are loaded with sales, anniversaries, festivals and of course getting ready for back to school during Labour Day.  Intersperse those commitments with meetings and a couple of demos and throw in a class or two for good measure, and you can see why this is one busy fish! 

This Saturday (the 14th) is the second of the summer's Victoria Beach Art Festival (it seems like the last one was just yesterday).  I believe it runs from 10 am to 4 pm. The previous one was at the Sports Club, and this one may be at the Senior Scene (which if the weather is like it is today, will be a plus since it's cool in there!) or it may also be at the Sports Club.  I am certain that the Northern Lights Committee will have signs posted as you drive in the community telling you where to go...now there's a job, lol. In any case, the two venues are in the same general area so not to worry if you're not sure where to go!

Next Tuesday, the 17th, I'll be doing a demo at McNally Robinson (Grant Location) as part of the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library organization.  I believe it will be around 7 pm and there will be other Guild members illustrating their art work as well.  For those who are unaware of how polymer clay is done, I'll be doing a brief demo.  It's very casual and relaxed...great format for asking questions.

The following weekend, the 20th to 22nd of August, will be the 100th Celebration of the Lockport Community http://www.lockportmanitoba.ca/  .  The event is not only a celebration of the historic site, but has all sorts of events associated with it.  Hubby of course is helping out with the Fish Catch (a whopping $20 000 to anyone who catches the tagged fish) and I'll be in the big tent along with lots of other local artisans.  Our tent is near Gaffer's, to those who know the area, and I'll have fish like these and lots of other polymer clay stuff there.  Parking might be a bit of an issue, but there are shuttle buses organized so access shouldn't be too much of a problem.  Hope to see lots of folks there!

On the weekend after that, August 27 to 29th, I'll be at the Morden Corn and Apple Festival.  That is a festival that's been going on for decades and even though my work won't be as 'tasty' as their delicious pies and food offerings, I will have some fun things there too.  It'll be my first time there, and I can already smell the corn on the cob!

I have a couple of class dates scheduled after that (during the transition from August to September) where I'll be doing introductory techniques in polymer clay.  It might be a two day continuum, or two one days separate classes, depending on the needs of the individuals.  Anyone who is interested, please get in touch with me by email, fishwife@mts.net   I have a sign up list at home here, and if you get in touch with me, I can let you know more of the details.

Finally to wrap up the summer, on Saturday of  the Labour Day Weekend I'll be near some lake or river north of Winnipeg.  Nope.  Not fishing.  Hopefully, relaxing, but YOU NEVER KNOW!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are a busy woman...that is for sure! I love your fishy bookmark...adorable!