Tuesday, July 15, 2008

La Tee Da...what we do for art...a sisters' journey through rain, lightening, wind, and pottery...

So, while in Ohio, my sister set up a tent at an art show at Easton. She makes some groovy pottery in her studio and has sold some nice pieces. She took some of her "flower bowls" which are cute little bowls that have 1-3 "columns" in them. You place cut blossoms in the columns, put an inch or two of water in the bowl and the blossoms absorb the water and ta dah, a cute way to display pottery and nature on a table, in a bathroom, bedroom, anywhere...well, those are my personal faves..anyway, she had her pretty white tent up, selling, visiting with people, etc. Mom and I spent the morning with her and then I took mom home. When I dropped Mom off, I noticed the sky had darkened dramatically. I told Mom, "I have to get back to the east side, Steph's alone and the storm heading that way" so off I drove, beating the storm front by minutes. By the time I got there, she had the pottery gathered into the middle of the tent, upside down to prevent falling, and the tent tied down. I ran into the tent and there we were, hunkered down and ready for a heartland thunder boomer. But here are the pics...



All was well before the storm...pretty flower bowls...Some more of her pretty bowls...I love her stains and shapes.


This is what I saw when I arrived....not too promising...gotta get to my sister's tent and PRONTO!!!

I arrived and found her waiting outside of her closed-up tent, watching others close down...wondering, "Hmmmm, what to do now....who will come and weather the storm with me???....could it be the most wonderful sister on the planet?...why, is that an angel coming?....or is it just my sweet sister Debbie?...." Yea, I made my own self barf writing that...

This is my sister and I actually holding the tent down while 50-65 mph winds whipped the tents and other exhibits around us into a chaotic mess. And yes, those are metal poles we're holding onto...and did I mention we were standing in WATER while lightening cracked around us...yes...the question begs to be asked, "are we brave or stupid"? We choose to answer, "faithful"...to her art and to each other.

After the winds died down, this pool "noodle" actually floated underneath our tent...so this is Steph ready for action...dinner in one hand, pottery in the other, a floation device for safety and we are in business!

The tent opens up for business and there is Steph, no worse for wear, making light of our adventure and it's business as usual.

But not before a quick Wizard of Oz reference....it had to be done...BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

2 comments:

Eliot Bowman said...

Truly an adventure.

Em Dog said...

Dude, Eli. . you never comment on my blog. . .
*sniff*