“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
Henry David Thoreau
This past week has been a flurry of activity which included the gathering of our three grown children and grand children for the first time, at the same time at our home since my leaving the farm back in 2007. Needless to say there’s been a great deal of laughing, eating, catching up and lakeside playing. It’s been invigorating to see our growing families on there own and being successful in their lives.
In the background there has been another flurry of activity and that would be me trying to organize a collection of work for this years Pearson Lakes Art Center “Art In The Park”, which starts on Saturday, August 3 at 10 p.m. The big details of planning, such as bringing the tent, the artwork and such is the easy part. It’s the remembering the hammer, cash box and other such items that can sometimes escape ones thoughts, even when written on a long list of “must have’s”. So, after I finish this post at the hour of 2:45 a.m. I will continue to put the pieces together, organize them in a place where I have fall over in order not to forget those more mundane items.
Art in the parks are much like family gathering where, after all the prep work, clamor and clutter, it’s over…but one is left with some great memories of sharing, good will, love and laughter. There will be those embraces of old friends, kind words regarding the creative work and a bit of bartering that will be a integral part of the day.
Tonight, Friday, August 2, is also First Friday at the A Piece Of Work Gallery and Art On 16th in downtown Spirit Lake, Iowa. It will be a chance to meet other artists, see their incredible art and mix, mingle and discuss art with the public as well.
If any of you are in our beautiful lakes area please join me at both events. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Go Baylor...Sic 'Em Bears. Less than 29+ days to an awesome football season!!!
For more views of my work visit;
"A Piece Of Work", Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org