Thursday, November 18, 2010
Post Open House Syndrome
I'm eluding to the open house that I just had at the gourd studio. I spent weeks before the event preparing gourds. I have to clean the studio, moving storage tubs out, rearranging the space, sweeping, dusting, decorating for a more shop like appearance and less of a workshop. This major cleaning only happens once a year, so it is a big deal. I also have to have the house and the grounds acceptable for guests, not that they care, but I do, so it is important. My dear friend and I talked about all of the preparations, it is like a ceremony, doing all of these things. Many prayers are said during this time, some are as simple as asking for the strength to get it all done and others more sensitive to the people coming. It is done with so much joy and excitement. I think about food, coffee and treats. Thankfully, a friend brought cookies and another friend brought a birthday cake, there were plenty of goodies, what a relief! I sent out postcards and this year only half as many as usual, something happened to my list in the computer, I lost half of my 600 names and addresses. Will anyone come?