There are people that walk through this world that need someone to look after them. He is a happy sort of guy, I think there is some artistic talent there with woodworking, but no talent for how to make or handle money. He is just happy walking around breathing air. As they say here in the south,
"Bless his heart".
The market was slooooow on Saturday, where is everybody?! I have never seen so few people at the market, even the vendors were scarce. I sold nothing. I have six more weeks there, so hopefully people will come out for the last month of good music, produce and crafts. Not sure it I will do it again next year, but I am committed to finishing out this year. On a positive note there, the space that was once the Saxapahaw gallery has been filled. A new mercantile shop will be opening soon, and they will be selling local art. I met the girl opening the store and I will be soon supplying her with some ornaments and other objects for the holidays. I'm excited about this new store. I think it will be a great space.
Also, these three little guys are back together again. A very sweet collector bought the green one and the red one, and emailed last night that she had been thinking about the blue one and wanted it too. I'm really happy to see them back together. They have been photographed together so much that they seemed like one piece instead of three.
We had the Chatham Artists Guild meeting last night to review the upcoming holiday tour, and it occurred to me that the tour will be here before I know it. I will have to have three pieces ready for our gallery receptions. I think I need to get busy and get some new work made!
The Tour de France is over and this week we are beginning to pack up Wesley's stuff and send her back to school soon, so I have no more excuses, time to get back to the studio.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 tour. What a great stage yesterday was. We sat in front of the TV all day watching. It was quite a closing ceremony! Mostly congrats to Nairo Quintana, my favorite new rider. 23 years old, his first Tour de France, and he wins second! I'm looking forward to seeing him race next year and win first place. He is going to be a great future rider!