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Permanent Green Light: Plans have now been set for a family reunion of sorts. In early June ALL of the Waddells will rendezvous at Kiawah Island, South Carolina for a huge family vacation. This will be the first time in a couple of years that me, my mom, my two younger brothers and their families will be together. In fact this will be the very first time all of our children are at my mom's beach house at one time. There have been some much needed vacations in the past couple of years but I don't think I've looked forward to one as much as I am this one.
Brilliant Purple: I haven't had the chance yet to mention my trip up to Asheville, North Carolina this past weekend. Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Biltmore Village hosted a one-day arts & crafts show. It's in its beginning stages so I had very little expectations but I wasn't surprised that I made more in 6 hours than I did in three days at Macon, GA.
The cool thing about this show is that a old friendship was rekindled. Father Brent Norris was a very close friend of mine back in college days. We were drama majors together in the early 1980s. I ended up moving on to the art department and so we lost touch. When we ran into each other last summer it had been over twenty years since we had seen each other.
I still find it strange how little folks change over time and a long forgotten friendship picks right back up where it was left. Of course we have collectively gained a good bit of weight over the years and we didn't share a doobie like we would've back in the day.
Cadmium Orange: I'll be headed to Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday for Artsplosure which is probably the most well-known art show in North Carolina and one of the best in the Southeast. Lord knows I need an excellent show this weekend so if you can send up some good thoughts to The Man I'd be much obliged.
Manganese Blue Hue: There's more on the back-burner for next week. For instance I've been recruited to do some artwork and graphics for a local IHRA drag race team. They compete internationally at a level that would be equal to the Busch Series in NASCAR. My first job is to design some t-shirts but this could be a foot in the door for bigger opportunities. More next week including the team's schedule. They will be racing in cities that I know are very near to where many of you regular readers live! For now check out...
...playing on the Jukebox: Ray Wylie Hubbard
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
On the Palette