Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blizzard

No visual this post so I'll attempt to create one. The friday opening/ preview party was decent. No snow. Smallish turnout I'd say, 7 to 10 pm opening. I'll mention the fact that you shouldn't take express lanes on the Parkway when going short distances, I did and it cost me 20 miles and 20 minutes.Woops! Wonderful food,wine and champagne. I man the booth and watch perhaps 200 people stroll through with beverage in hand. Strike up dialogue with several interested people............all participating artists........view a few interested people. Watch the majority stroll with beverage in hand....the minority with nothing in hand ...the absolute minority with an original in hand. Talk about the weather and other things with my neighboring artist. Everyone is talking about whats to come.Leave the ended opening of the show.... Find my hotel...after 3 tries...I'm terrible with keeping track of these things!It starts to snow... Go to sleep.....Wake up to a white out.. Email confirms No show today... we'll go as scheduled for Sunday........So I stare out the hotel window most of the day....I watch an American flag on the fringe of being ripped to shreds...I watch cars being covered up to their bumpers in snow while others are bare due to the wind. All the while vehicles are attempting to go somewhere on the street. The plows come through then I see 2 snowmobiles ripping through the intersection followed by a coupe. Crazy.......We'll see what Sunday brings.........I have no idea how much snow fell today,I would guestimate 2 feet but the drifts are unreal.....

9 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh no, Brian!! That's terrible!
You did a fantastic job here of creating visuals from your words, I must say.
Wishing you the best in your situation!
J

brian eppley said...

Hey Jala, Sunday turned out to be a good day possibly a great day depending on a follow up. What a sneaky good little show.......Thanks for the compliment on the writing, I had nothing else to do Saturday. Some day I'll try something noteworthy. Back home trying to find my credit card processing info. I fear my memory is becoming too far gone.........

SamArtDog said...

Well, at least you were there to see History pile up around you. Did you take photos out the window before it was covered up, like of that shredding flag in sideways snow? Hope you also found some good ale and got to "write your name in the snow". Oh, and sell something.

brian eppley said...

Hey Sam. Unfortunately, I didn't take the camera. Stockpiled some good ale BEFORE the storm hit. Didn't write my name in the snow...too cold. Ahh yes, I couldn't believe it but Sunday was pretty good. All profits went into the extended tall lightdome I just ordered. Oh well, you have to lose money to make money..or so I've been told.

brian eppley said...

Forgot to mention I arrived home to 2 feet of snow and there's a good foot predicted tomorrow-wednesday. Looks like I'll have ample opportunity to collect jungian cows in snow material!

loriann said...

Great description Brian... I can just feel it simply by reading your words. Good luck in the next storm!

brian eppley said...

Hey Loriann, yeah they just put us in the bullseye....up to 20 more inches. Parking in the city should be interesting....parking in the country impossible!!!!!

The Paintings of Peter Stolvoort said...

Yea some fun, been snowed in here, working on setting up the new year of shows, not getting very far. Lets talk soon, love the new work

brian eppley said...

Hey Pete, I thought you gave up on blogging. Good to hear from you and thanks for the compliment. Get some shows arranged and we'll start planning. I'm waitlisted for port clinton but got in art at the glen in Chicago. So I'll miss the first weekend in Rehoboth but will be there for the second week. Talk soon.