Lots of work traveling on the Missippi gulf coast, which included my earned dinner of trays and trays of oysters. Always have enjoyed treating myself to this delicacy once the show is over and I have run out of words or fish.
Day by day the gardener allows the garden to grow... I have been working at a frenetic pace to get ready for my fall shows and Christmas season. Pushing it as I do, I have just gotten back from Dallas and all the hard work paid off. Thanks for all the patrons that continue to support me and add to their collection of fish. I have two weeks before I go to Kentucky and Tennessee, my kilns have been firing nice and even and my dexterity remains calm under pressure. We will see what the kiln Gods allow in the coming weeks. For now, I am back to work.
There are many givens in Texas... one unknown was the mini tornado that occurred after finishing a day in Boerne, Texas. They call it tornado alley for a reason. Fortuna's winds shifted from the north and a micro-burst took out most of the vendors in this little show close to home. What is ironic is that I was supposed to be in Baton Rouge and i decided not to go because the weather looked bad on the coast. Twenty years of doing outdoor festivals and this was by far the worst. My brand new heavy duty tent with fifty-five pound weights on all four corners was lifted up and thrown twenty yards... nothing happens over night with what I do and most of my inventory was lost. If I had been contemplating mosaics I now have shard pile to create something grandiose.