April 5th was one of those days filled to the brim. It started with a broken wrist here for "Dreamer" as he was in his suitcase to go to Art at the GALVEZ. "Devious" stepped in & took his place. We arrived about 10:30 without any other mishaps. The registration went smoothly but GAL had goofed & ran out of tables for the categories so they were one category short but didnot affect what I registered for.Powers in charge opted to lump D with F which made an impressive TAODA showing.
Since our help was not needed Joyce P. and I opted to kill a little time til presentation of awards. I wasn't expecting any at this show since these characters had been there before without any ribbons bestowed on them. They were chatting with the other entries when we left to drive & explore the seawall changes. OH MY GOSH! Hard to imagine what used to be there as I remember walking under Murdocks, using the bath houses when a child.
Joyce & I opted to eat lunch at Guido's .That wonderful eatery with the blue crab on the roof. The lunch was absolutely devine with much laughter from us as we ate, chatted & viewed the surf. Joyce saw heads bobbing in the distance. For the life of me I never saw any heads but surely they were there??? This was the most enjoyable lunch I have ever experienced as we spent a couple of hours digesting our morsels & thoughts. Thanks to Joyce as she treated me to this as my 75th celebration of life! What a wonderful gift!The very best is eating with friends as this is a life gift that does not compare with anything else in the world. Again, many thanks.
Return to the GALVEZ and awards. Marsha greeted me at the door with a hug & CONGRATULATIONS! WHAT is this? Unbelievable! Ambling to the back where the entries are all grinning & leering at me I spot the ribbons. Joyce has a green which in reality would have been a third, Marsha's new E.J TAYLOR influence a red, then here's Hamadryad with a blue with First, & "DEVIOUS" wickedly playing with another blue for BEST OF CATEGORY. I think he must have had a high time playing jokes while we were gone. OH , yes, at the awards I received cash for Devious which will be his & others taxi fare costs.LOL
The juror critiqued the sculptures last with glowing remarks , hopefully with insights on what makes a sculpture inviting to the eye. Personality characterized along with elements of design?
About 5 , we were finally ready to pack. Next stop TEXAS CITY. 3 characters there were hob nobbing with the viewers, musicians, and food attendees. I met old art friends and was introduced to many new art patrons. Food was available but I was still stuffed from lunch so consumed sparingly of all. Competition is stiff as they only have 4 divisions. Sculpture is mostly fired arts. "Suspicious of Mischief" was happy watching the band , food, and John Campbell . CASH Awards presentation began about 8:30. Two of my friends received cash in our shared category so we were all happy to receive ours. Suspicious received a gorgeous third place ribbon earning top dollars.
Finally , time to make tracks home. Tired from the day but very happy & slept soundly . Today, have filled out the entry form for those two to be added to the Lone Star Art Guild Convention in May. That is now 5 entries.
This week the kids in TX CITY will come home. Art League in Baytown has their spring show also so will juggle time to help & register 4 more different characters from the fantasy community in the Art Haus. They say they are ready . We'll let u know how they behave by next weekend.