Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday Funnies


The weather fairies got their act together and we had a wonderful, rainless evening.  During the day it stormed and taxed our sensibilities.  Friends were praying, I kept looking at the weather reports, it was crazy.  Then the blue sky appeared and we relaxed.  

Well, the ‘Zany Day’ song was “Trick Bag” by Robert Palmer.  Here’s an ‘Old School Friday’ tune from 1961.  “With __ __ __ __ __, there’s a beat for you.  In every toast of wine, there’s a toast for you, oh yes it is.  In all my conversation, you’re my inspiration.  And everything I do, I do for you.”  Clue: The heart beats, a pip is defined as an excellent or very attractive person or thing.    

The threat of rain did not keep anyone away from the opening of ‘Imagine’, Lisa’s art exhibition at 9 Art Gallery.  The hard work and one-on-one promotion paid off.  Everyone who said they’d come was there.  There were also guests that we hadn’t expected who showed up.  The opening ceremony went off without a hitch, short and sweet.  Khun Noot did a great job of presenting Lisa to the audience, and Lisa and Cat gave the crowd the English and Thai versions of the new process.  Khun Tawee, the Thai director of The Freedom Story talked about the project and referred to Lisa as their ‘Grandmother’ because she has given so much support and guidance through the years. 

After the ribbon cutting, the gallery was suddenly full of people trying to view the works without someone standing in front of them.  Openings in small galleries can sometimes be problematic.  Since a lot of the guests knew each other, there was lots of willingness to step aside.  By the end of the evening, four works had sold, with a few more pending.  Lisa was kept busy in conversation for most of the 2 1/2 hours.  There were lots of questions about her new process from artists and non-artists alike.  Photos were the order of the day, with people wanting pics with the artist and with their favorite artwork.  Just as we were about to leave, all of the ArtBridge artists that were there came filing into the gallery for a group photo.  On their way, Lisa was swept into the line, then they came and got me.  It’s a special moment, a tribal like of thing.

By the time we got home, photos from the event were already on Facebook.  That’s a good thing in this situation.  

In more local news, Blue’s tree has not been doing so good lately.  A friend who has one told us what to do.  He went to the elephant camp and got elephant droppings and fertilized his tree.  Today, Gong drove out to the elephant camp with a shovel and trash bag, and acquired some medicine for the tree.  We’ll see what happens.

Have a Wonderful WeekEnd.


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