It feels like we have been stationary in Utah forever, and ever. As you know, this is were we have to be to get work done. We are getting ever closer to selling the shop here though, so that will change everything.
But today thankfully, it’s time to hit the road. Our first art show of the summer is in Ketchum, Idaho over the 4th of July weekend. (a list of all our shows can be found here)
We will have about a week in Idaho before we need to be in Sun Valley, so we are going to do a bit of exploring. Idaho is a fabulous state for boondocking. There are so many beautiful places to be, that are completely free. Our plan is to find the wild horses near Challis, hopefully boondock there a day or two, then head over to the Sawtooth mountains. We stayed in the Sawtooth area a couple years ago, and loved it. We stumbled on a boondocking spot that year, and that is were we plan on going again.
This is a photo I took that year of Hells Roaring Creek. Such a gorgeous spot, and I’m excited to go again.
Seems like we just can’t escape weird weather this year.
Friday as we were setting up the show, a microburst came through. We had just got the tent put together, and the weights on, when we noticed an art show tent about 100 feet in the air. My brain was like, “Hey…look at that craziness, that tent looks like a kite.” Then the wind hit us. We have a heavy, professional tent and had about 200 pounds on the legs but we were still going to go over. We each took a corner, stood on the bars at the bottom of the tent, and tried to keep it in one place. Meanwhile, another tent across from us took off. Suddenly there was a tent, a 40 pound weight, and a pro panel wall headed straight for me. I had nowhere to go. Thankfully Silver, the big ass truck, was parked in front of our tent. She took the attack from the tent full on, saving me. She got some dings, and scratches that will need fixing, but nothing too serious. It was all over in 5 minutes. Some people lost tents, and couldn’t stay for the show. All of our art was still packed away, so nothing was damaged. To say I was shook up, would be an understatement.
We finished the set up, and had fine weather the rest of the weekend. It’s all an adventure this art show world.
And now, this weeks photo challenges. The 2LilOwls prompt this week was Movement. I shot this image last weekend. There were some Native American dancers at that art show, and I knew that would be perfect for movement.
We have been busy, busy. I have been editing, and printing like a crazy person, and Al has been sanding, gluing, painting, and applying art resin. Together we have created collages, brainstormed ideas, and come up with what we think is some pretty cool stuff.
I’m calling it mixed media photography, mostly because it fits in both those categories. We are using different papers, natural elements like grass and plants, and metal embellishments.