"Do you really think there are no larger answers to the small ones we can supply? Miguel, we know there are answers for everything. Unfortunately, we know very few of them." (Alexis Paninian to Mitchell Campion following a 4 minute teleportation from Paxton, Ohio to 3XNorth, 3YEast and 150Z off the Coast of Spain, circa 5/28 & 3 weeks, OSB airdate 4/7/1959).
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Some Say 2 Lives, Some Say No, Just the One
The 10 metaphors are all there:
1. Getting directions to the venue and your artist tag
2. Being sure all supplies, giveaways and traditional pieces are labeled.
3. Adding your artist business card and hanging instructions to the work.
4. Asking your booth partner to use half the sign, while you use the other.
5. Asking for permission from a man called Zaphod, who then gets the ok from Anette to set
your "too much brought from home" on the sidewalk in front of the booth.
6. Thinking safety first, so that no one sues you for stumbling into the easels.
7. Offering to other artists frames, stretched canvases and tools, so they will want to share stories with you, and the location or invitation to the next festival.
8. Having your booth partner leave for pots to glaze, one minute after the festival gates close, so she is not in the picture and Zaphod, who helped us set up the booth is in the selfie.
9. Saying nice things to the festival organizer, but not knowing how to say them in German.
10. Wearing a wig that keeps falling off, instead of your hard hat over your bald head. The hard hat was lost during permissions in and out of the venue. (You might think this last part only happens in 3D, but not so. My caps nearly always fall off in a strong wind, leaving me with a mess of tangled hair underneath).
So the booth is up. Ghaelen D'Lareh and I will attend the festival when it opens. She will set down her newly glazed pottery when no one is looking, and we will have a great deal of fun walking about and meeting other artists. Thanks Mr. Enoch for standing in.