Good morning all. I'm a bit addle brained right now since I returned home from Phoenix after spending the weekend with my sis. I came from a very hot, humid climate (rained like a mother while I was there), but the indoors were beautifully air conditioned. My sister was so sweet and even lowered the temps in her house just for me!! Now that's love!!! LOL I had a wonderful time but more importantly, I rested...needed that!!
She treated me to a pedicure/manicure (can't remember the the last time I had a manicure...perhaps before I got married the first time....1972-73!!!!!) My sister lent me one of her wild colours, so my toesies and until last night, my finger nails are a dark frosty blue!!! Just love it!! I told the manicurist that I don't paint my finger nails since I work so much with my hands, but everyone there at the shop persuaded me since I was on vacation....I caved. However, last night, I removed the polish since it was already chipping and I hate chipped nail polish!!
We also were scheduled to go to a massage Sat. morning, but as we got into the car and she started up the engine, the very familiar sound of a dying battery gloomed over our plans. Apparently, batteries in S. AZ have a 3 year life span due to the extreme heat. She was furious since she was told her battery was good from the nice people at Car Fax where she purchased it back in Sept. Well a call to AAA and a rescheduled appointment for the massage, we began our Saturday a bit late. We got dressed and went out to this adorable area of Old Chandler where there are little shops and many bars and eateries.
I had emailed this one gallery earlier last week about them representing me since no one here in El Paso won't even look at me or my work unless it's on canvas or something that's better suited for your front or backyard. The individual in charge of new artists emailed me back telling me she would be there Saturday afternoon. So I went prepared with a new series of beer bottle cap earrings which turned out great and unusual (but then I'm "greatly" unusual), photos of some of my dolls and other work and my sister took her doll I made for her a couple of years ago. Well, the youngster that took care of me was very impressed and loved my work, so I will be displaying it for the Dia De Los Muertos show in Nov. I am now represented by http://xicoinc.com
It's a great little gallery and has all sorts of wonderful art pieces from Latino and American Indian artists. My sister has been after me for a while now to contact them and introduce myself, but since I don't get up to Phoenix much these days, I just never saw the point. I now have much work ahead of me and have an Oct. 30th deadline...have to have my work in by that date, so I'll be in the studio working my leetle fingers to the bone...yea!!! I even signed a contract...wow, now that's a big one for me!!
Today, I'm also getting someone to look at my air conditioner. Let's face it folks, this has been a very long, hot summer for most of us and you know how much I've complained about my house being a balmy 84 degrees in the afternoons....inside my house!!! My honey's relpy to that is that it's been very humid this summer and hot, so the swamp cooler can do so much, but I've been inside other homes who's Master Cools, like the one we have on our roof, actually work much better, soooo, I told him I was going to call American Home Shield, a wonderful service we have, and I don't care if it cost $60 for them to come out here and check it out, I'm tired of sweating and being blown away by all the oscillating fans I have surrounding me; I have them set on gale -force winds!! He asked his son, a jack of all trades and master of all of them, to come check it out with his air conditioning specialist friend this a.m., so if I find out that there's been something wrong with this machine above my head all along and something quite simple, I'm going to be pissed!!! My hubby refuses to go up on the roof and I would go if I weren't so damn afraid of heights...trust me, I've been desperate these days and a broken bone of two might have been worth it!! LOL I knew all I had to do was threaten with a $60 charge, he'd get motivated, but I was going to do it regardless.
Well, I need to get dressed and finish reading my book for book club tonight. I have less than half to go of "Little Bee" which is a wonderful read if you're interested. Take care and Peace out.