Friday, December 19, 2008

Just what you want the day before a show ...


... seven to 12 inches of snow.
Or so the various weather prognosticators are saying will fall on this part of southeastern Massachusetts through tonight and early tomorrow.
Great.
I was hoping we'd get the first storm of the season on the first day of our holiday open studio. I wonder who will eat all this food ...
Well, we'll see what the morning brings. The firing went smoothly, reaching Cone 10+ by about 10:30 this morning. I was able to go in to Coffee Obsession in Falmouth and have my ritual cup of post-firing coffee well before noon. Then to the grocery for various comestibles to feed the throngs of buyers Saturday morning ... or however many show up ... do two buyers constitute a throng???? Three????
The studio's cleaned up and vacuumed. Pots from the gallery have been brought up through the snowy backyard and are on display. Jean Swan and Dave Masch brought Jean's wonderful and colorful paintings and they've been hung all over the walls of the upstairs "gallery." Kim Collins's jewelry is there, too, covered to keep our two cats from making off with expensive earrings. Ruth Bleakley (isn't that a great surname?) will be here at some point and set up her lovely handmade books.
The only questions remain - how much snow? And how many will come out?

3 comments:

Dan Finnegan said...

Hollis, I hope that the plows were out early to clear the way for your consumers! We've had lots of rain and I keep imaging it as snow.

mengley said...

And what was the answer to the question? Seems the arctic blast is making its way across the country.

Hollis Engley said...

Well, Angela and Jeff, our two young landscaping friends (and Angela's also a potter), arrived before opening time and used a heavy snowblower to clear our whole driveway and parking lot. So there was room to park when people came. And the answer to the question of what makes a throng - about 15. Which is enough for the kiln-opening.