Yes, we DO have to break down on the first Sunday night (we finally park the van at midnight). We drive home on Monday and back to the City again on Friday night. Then we set up again Saturday at 5AM and break down—again—on Sunday, finishing at midnight. We spend that time between shows recuperating, paying that 8.875% sales tax (so I don’t have to pay in a lump sum next year) mowing the lawn and making some more pieces.
As usual, I forgot to drink enough water and consistently eat good food, so I went a bit crazy, but got it together enough to play fiddle last weekend at Chelsea’s (logo and photos)* wedding!
I’m trying to apply the good lessons learned from our “sabbatical”, so now that I’m somewhat back on track, I plan to continue the learning this weekend at a new show for us—in Norwalk, CT. Sue Gordon Brown is producer for this show—we figure it’ll be lovely, as she also produces the amazing Bruce Museum show in May.
* Chelsea took most of the professional photos on this site AND drew the fork and spoon logo that defines US—our BRAND on each wooden piece we make, on all of our tags and card and at the top of each page of this website.