Sunday, June 27, 2010

Alphabe Thursday - X is for


Thursday, my favorite class of the week, Alphabe-Thursday! Mrs. Matlock is a great teacher, and it's not too late to join in the fun. She has assigned the letter X this week. And I bet that after my V post, you all thought I was going to write about Xylophones. Wrong! This week, X stands for eXcited! I know, I know, but grant me some poetic license here :)



As you are reading this, we are making our last minute preparations for the Rockport Art Festival. This is a huge event, and more importantly, the first show we will be doing as business owners. DH has done art festivals for years, but always in the role of an employee.
Hopefully Alex won't put too much of a damper on things. If you are of a mind to do so, would you say a prayer for us?

When the company DH worked for closed in March, there were still some art festival and show commitments on the board. When we made the decision to start our own business, we agreed to honor those commitments that we could.



The Rockport Art Festival is an amazing show. It is a 2 day show held on the shores of Little Bay in Rockport, next to the Rockport Art Center. There are more than 120 exhibitors, showcasing everything from jewelry to photography, art glass to pottery, original paintings to woodcraft.




As we were accepted into the show under the old company, we will not be able to showcase as much of our original work as we would like, but we can display some. And it's a foot in the door for the future.

The best part of doing a show in Rockport? Getting to do this after being on your feet all day in 100+ degree heat.... hang out at Moondog's with a refreshing cold drink....


And then retiring back to the condo to do some major relaxing!


Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I will be late visiting your posts this week, as internet service where we are staying is hit or miss. And hopefully, we'll be too busy to do any computer surfing :) Don't forget to stop by Jenny's and see what everyone is coming up with for X. This should be an interesting class!

32 comments:

Carol said...

Looks excellent! Wish I was there! Love the song playing....
Sailing...extraordinary choice!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I hope the festival goes well for you. Have a good time and Happy 4th!

The Muse said...

I'm not the teacher, but I say thumbs up on poetic license...LOL

Have a marvelous and fruitful time Kat!

Hope to hear all about it!

Pondside said...

Good luck with the festival - sounds like a lot of fun!

My name is PJ. said...

I truly wish I was there...and the sunset photo is glorious!

5thsister said...

I absolutely adore art festivals! Good luck and have a great time!

Terra said...

oh what fun. And yes you can be creative with the use of X if not we wouldn't have any posts this week!

Mumsy said...

All the best of luck to you! This place looks wonderful, so enjoy, relax, and mingle. Forget the internet, it will be here when you come back.

Debbie said...

Haooy 4th, the festival looks like it is going to be awesome. I have to visit Texas someday, looks fun!~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, that looks like SO much fun! I hope you have a marvelous time relaxing and enjoying the Fourth and the festival!

Happy 4th!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Theresa said...

Sounds awesome! Looking into doing an art festival myself and would appreciate any pointers! Hope there is a great turn out and you stay cool!

Deb said...

love the photos...especially with your feet propped up...

laterg8r said...

love the pic of the feet, looks like fun :D

Jenny said...

How exciting! I just know you will have a successful show. Will you take pictures for us, please?

I really enjoyed my stop here this week. I miss doing art shows and I appreciate you letting me share in your excitement.

Good luck!

Enjoy that patio time!

And thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "X"!

A+

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope all goes well. It sounds like it will be really fun.

Sue said...

This really sounds neat, and the evenings sound like heaven.

=)

Tina said...

I wish you well in your new business and hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Lynn said...

"BE GONE, ALEX!"
{{{{{{{hex}}}}}}}
###%^^%###

OK. You are good to go. I hexed that volcano in Iceland before my Ireland trip and it was not even mentioned after that.
You are welcome.

Jingle said...

awesome!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kathy
I hope the Rockport Art show is a great success for you and all envolved. Enjoy your relaxation time too!
xxoo Pat

Jo said...

I hope you have a good show! and hey, the relaxing looks like a whole lot of fun!

H said...

Briliant. Hope it goes exceptinaly well and you are admited under your own company name next year :)

H said...

Briliant. Hope it goes exceptinaly well and you are admited under your own company name next year :)

Tracy said...

I was of a mind to pray for you hope it all goes well fab post

Christy said...

What a great opportunity! I hope your show goes great! I am sure you are eXcited!

Sarah said...

With all the rain we are getting from Alex, I hope the weekend doesn't get rained out. All the best for this show and a Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

Viki said...

Good luck and I hope it goes well. Great X post.

Cheryl said...

Wow! What a great opportunity for you both. I hope the weekend went well. Prayers being sent your way.

Shellbelle said...

eXcellent! Hope you have a great turn out and come back to tell us lots of great stuff about the show. I know those shows are fun, yet tiring, but looks like you have a perfect ending for the day!

Hugs

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! I hope you have a wonderful time in Rockport! I still love that last pic...says it all! lol Your "Elizabeth" story smacked of the truth..huh? And the watermelons...amazing! A whole truck full to enjoy in every way possible, it seems! Missed you in NC...hugs...Debbie

Natasha said...

I am late to visit so by this time I guess that art show will be over. I hope you had a great time!

Best wishes for a happy 4th of July too!

Natasha.

Lois said...

I hope everything went well!