...I arrived at the art show just north of Orlando...it was still dark...i was directed to the check-in tent where I downed some free coffee..(passed on the donuts)....i was handed an envelope with my name and booth number....marked in big black letters....

…i walked up and down the rows of displays that were goin up..looking for my space..after much walkin and talkin I went back to the check-in....they had a big map with all the spaces marked.....oh!!! they said cheerfully...ur down there (pointing down the hill (kinda over the grassy knoll)...what! I asked rather loudly...pointing out that the show was up here and my space was down there!...oh! Interrupted one of the officials....people walk all over the grounds....that's a great spot (lie).

...so I temporarily bought the bull shit and set up my display and art....there were 3 of us at the bottom of the hill...you guessed it...the show started and no one was walkin down the hill....up on the top there were crowds lookin at art...i was pissed...my show fee..travel...food n motel was close to a thousand...they said it was too late to change after the show started....but the committee would look into it for next year....

….in the back of my van I had a large unpainted a-frame that I made out of 2x4s so I could fasten my sculptures for sanding and detailing...(kinda an ugly easel)....i set the frame up in front of my display...put on some classical music and started to detail a sculpture...soon after I heard voices...he's makin a sculpture now...etc. etc..the crowd grew & grew...i was in a creating zone... they started askin questions n lookin at my work....i had a great show...sold almost everything...

...as I was packin up an official came by...wow!!! you had a good show! Are ya coming back next year?...yes! ..and ...save me this space....lol....i did that show many times after...all good.

...people like to see art being created..they like talkin with the artist..they become part of the creation and the story...every painting n sculpture has a story...what was my inspiration etc ?. ...all but a few art shows allow the artist to demonstrate..a lot encourage it..i have been invited to shows because of my passion n performance art...

...I have a story about an Angel sculpture that I may write....(thanx for spending this time with me...bsp