Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another Day Of Realizing What I Have

After you live somewhere for thirty years, you forget what you have. Here is a collection of photos of the arts and crafts show and the surrounding views. This weekend (6/26-6/28) we are at Kings Beach (Lake Tahoe), California. We live in Truckee, which is only 10 miles away. I worked for 30 years for the telephone company and 23 of those years at Lake Tahoe and Truckee. It was not unusual to be 20 feet up a pole working and looking at these same views. I have been so blessed to live here and experience all of this ... even the winters. You see, I did have an outside job.

Here is our booth about 30 minutes before opening. Later the right side was removed.

This is a view down the isle towards the lake.

This is the little greenbelt area across from our booth.

Visiting other booths along the walk.

This is the other end of our isle.

More views down the walk.

This is the promoter's booth. She sells jewelry she makes.

Another view of more booths.

I took these next pictures standing 100 feet from our booth.

Yes, this is beautiful Lake Tahoe.

I am taking these from the North Shore looking mainly south.

As you can see, this is a very large lake.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

An Answer To An Often Asked Question

Hello There ... Here is an attempt to answer a question I'm often asked. When I answer their question, they are very surprised by my answer. Here is a little video that answers how I open a box after I have glued it completely closed.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My Shop During ARTour

This is what my shop looks like during ARTour. Artour is a local event where the public is given maps to artists studios, one weekend, in order to watch the artist create. I set up my mini lathe behind a plexi-glass shield to protect the visitors. They watch me turn small bowls and wooden pens.

Can you see that "street sign" in the background ? It always gets a good chuckle.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sue's Quilts On Display

Here are Sue's quilts as you would see them upon entering our booth. On the left are the baby quilts, and on the right are the decorative quilts. Her quilts are also displayed around the top edges of the booth.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Our First Arts and Crafts Show of the Year

This is our typical set up. Our first show was in Kings Beach, California on Memorial Day Weekend. Kings Beach is on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Normally this is held in Truckee, but the crowds have been way down there. The Promoter decided to move it this year. The crowds were there, but now we have to convince them that the economy is OK.

We are asked quite often, "Why don't you come to our town to do a show". With that I always give my standard answer, "I don't need to ... you're here". It's great being able to be in a show in a tourist resort.