Buck posted this wonderful video of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium - very cool.
There are two art events coming up. This weekend there is a silent art auction at the Crape Myrtle Dinner - fundraiser. The Duncan Art Guild is setting up some paintings to be auctioned off, and I am trying to come up with some artwork to put in the auction. One of the Painted Ladies, Barb, and I will be attending the dinner and overseeing the art auction.
Next weekend is another fundraiser type dinner, but this time money is being raised for The Gabriel House in Duncan. The Gabriel House is an after-school program for children of low-income families. Several houses near elementary schools were purchased to provide a place for kids to go after school when their parents work. The House also provides great programs for the kids – not just a place. They provide dance, art, music, etc. lessons. They also provide jobs for young high school/college students as tutors. It is a very neat program, and I want to help raise money for them by donating some paintings to be auctioned off. The big difference in the auctions: the crape myrtle auction will benefit the art guild and the artists. The other auction will benefit only the Gabriel House.
Although I framed six pieces, here are two of mine. These were taken with the glass on - making it difficult to get a great shot.
This all means that I have been matting and framing my artwork as well as several other artist’s works. Last Tuesday I ordered four pieces of glass cut at Duncan Glass – something that would take about 20 minutes to cut. They said they would call me that same afternoon when the glass was ready. They did not call. I was busy the next day with the Painted Ladies, but I called them Thursday to say that I would be coming in to pick up the glass. The glass was not cut yet, but they assured me that it would be cut and ready that afternoon. I planned on making a trip to town on Friday and would pick up the glass then. Toby went with me Friday afternoon to pick up the glass, but it was still not ready. I told them I would be back on Monday morning and would really appreciate the glass being ready. Jesse went by Monday afternoon, and the glass was not ready, but they PROMISED that it would be ready first thing Tuesday morning. Most of you probably know the outcome of this story. The glass was not ready. The lady said that if I could just come back in an hour, she would make sure the guys cut my glass. I very nicely told her that since my order was not important to them, to cancel it. The lady continued to try and explain that different things had happened that week, but that once the guys were back in the shop, it would only take them 20 minutes to cut the glass. Maybe she did not realize how that sounded to me – that no one in the shop could find 20 minutes to do my order all week long but they could do all sorts of other orders! She told me how she had really gotten on to the shop guys telling them they must get these two (mine and someone else’s) orders done. Apparently they did some other order, but not mine. She had all sorts of excuses, which were just excuses and made no sense. Then she said, "Will you keep the order if we promise to deliver it?" Now why would I believe anything this woman said? The guys in the shop had made a liar out of her – three times. Now an order that should have taken twenty minutes had turned into a project that was still not done over a week later. You would have been proud of me; I just said no thanks and left.