The weather was good for the Flint Institute Of Art Summer Art Fair ... a bit cool, a smidge windy (felted fairies and witches try to 'fly' about when it's windy), but sunny and best of all .. no rain!
Sunday again had quite a bit of traffic in and out of the booth and a lot of giggles going on between me and Kathy. We got there two hours before the show opened as they had an Artists Breakfast and Awards Presentation - 4 honorable mentions and 3 place winners. They had one more honorable mention to name and they said Debra and my heart jolted and then they said the last name and it wasn't mine. Oh well, with that many artisans there, I really didn't expect to receive anything. But then, last summer I didn't expect to win 2nd place in my first ever show either! So after the Breakfast, we had time to wander and look at the other booths as they were being opened .
5pm .. the show is over. Kathy and I were tissue wrapping everything and boxing them up, waiting for Dave to arrive to take the tent down. Finally everything is loaded in the van, so Kathy goes her merry way and Dave and I start in on un-assembling the tent. Phase One: got it lowered down. Phase Two: I remembered we had to get at opposite sides and move in toward each other. Dave didn't remember that part. So I zigged and he zagged (with a lot of muttering going on under his breath). Then ... he kept pushing and ... one of the struts in the roof snapped apart - right in half! More muttering - this was apparently my fault, but I was calm cool and collected and ignored him. We zigged and zagged a bit more ... SNAP another strut snaps in half! Ok .. Dave's mad but I'm still calm, laughing actually .. what IS the matter with me? This is so not Deb the Impatient!
Oh the Torture!
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