Sunday, October 3, 2010
Oh the life of an artist. I chuckle at the comments that I get from people at art shows about my art or me! This year its been: "can you really make a living at this"; "do you drink alot before you start working"; "do you sleep at night"; "oh, I would like to work that easy"; and my favorite "I'll take it"!
The reality is that here's never time to be bored in a real artist's life. Even when I'm slacking there's something that I really need to do. Whether it's planning for a show or getting work ready for shows or the gallery, working around the jungle at home, or repairing a piece of equipment. This weekend it's repairing our floor in our camper.
Mackie found this treasure about four years ago, and we've spent about 80-90 nights each year during that time. I was taking it off the truck when I returned from the western US, and the bottom aluminum frame fell off when I took it off the truck. Unfortunately, I know that was the start of a slightly larger project. It was a good bet that the floor was starting or completely rotten.
Our camper was made by Citation and is built like a tank. I've been in several friends campers that is newer than ours but not near as solid, so there was no doubt in my mind that we'd invest a little sweat and about $50 to make her like new again. It was a fairly easy job to complete and we'll gear her up for this weekend.
Mackie and I are participating in our first east coast jaunt to Birmingham, Alabama. The Barber Vintage Fest is this weekend and we'll be there! www.barbervintagefestival.org