It's Monday and it is time to start packing for the American Craft Council Show in San Francisco! A little delight dancing, a little arm pumping, a little AWHOO-WHOO-WHOO-ing!! Oh for Pete's sake. . . PINCH ME!!
It's thrilling to think I'm going a couple of thousand miles to show my weavings! Do you see those long, cream-colored buildings at the bottom of the picture? Those buildings are where the ACC Show is going to be taking place! Right ON the Bay!! It's a bit overwhelming to think of myself going to show my towels in a city like SAN FRANCISCO! That's a REAL city! Not a farming community that is growing up. I admit that Minneapolis/St. Paul are great cities with a world-class fine arts culture going on. But I am familiar with, and not intimidated by, these cities since I grew up here and saw the downtown skyline take shape from the petite Foshay Tower as the tallest building in the Minneapolis skyline when my family moved here when I was 7, to the now stately skyline that I consider to be a real emerging downtown skyline.
Photo: Jeremiah Peterson
Over these past couple weeks I have been adding to a pile on the floor. This pile is all the stuff that I will need to fill out my 10' x 10' booth space. The show provides framework and drapery for a fee, which was a little intimidating all by itself. I provide everything else except the electricty, which also is amazingly expensive! But that is the life of a high end art show artist, which is a description that I am still trying to fit on my shoulders.