My Momma (and business partner, cheerleader, shopping companion, etc!) at a charming Italian restaurant we had lunch at around the corner from the gallery.
My wonderful Mom and I toodled up to Montreal yesterday. Ya' know...I love Montreal and would really like to spend more time there and discover the city. I need to take along someone who knows the city or meet up with some of the people I have been in contact with there. I really do. In any case, as I was saying, Mom and I went up to take work to the Canadian Guild of Craft. The curator contacted me several months ago requesting an appointment to look at my work. The gallery was founded in 1906 (yes that is 1-9-0-6) and has a very fine and extensive Iunuit art collection. The space really knocked my socks off. I did not take pictures inside, of course, because I would have looked like the country mouse comin' to the big city, but I can tell you, it is the best of the best of fine craft in Canada. In the end, after all the unpacking, and discussion about each piece, they took nearly all of them...10 pieces. They are going to give them a try for several months and we shall see. I really hope the work is well received. Fingers crossed.
After we signed papers, shook hands and headed down the gallery steps, mom and had a nice little lunch at a resturant surrounded by wonderful shops and galleries. Nothing like a steak for lunch to celebrate. We people watched a bit (one of our favorite pastimes since I was a girl!) Such a cultured early part of our day ended with a digression as we stopped at Ikea to buy some things to spruce up one of my sons bedrooms...a great day all in all!
Today, the world is my oyster (no not slimy and fishy...but full of promise as to what it may hold)
as I have nothing (how can it be?) required of me today. Yes, I could starch little dresses...and I might...I could clean out a cupboard...and I might....or I could sit on my butt. The later is not likely, but knowing it is an option provides me with a certain degree of satisfaction. Rest assured, I will make the most of this fabulous day and I hope that you do too. Peace out.
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