The May show has been resolved. I will be using some of the work from the last show, adding a few more to make up for the missing and be able to stretch the exhibition into a new realm. This is good on several levels... the work gets to be new a bit longer and I get to play with some new ideas in the same mode. I was concerned that I'd be pushing myself into stress city with the two shows coming so close together. This is going to make life a whole lot more pleasant... and productive.
The pollen here is thick as an Okie dust storm. Everything is sulfur coated, the drive into town includes views from several high vantage points, all showing layers of thick powder in the air. I feel for those who are allergic, and sing praises of thanks for my own resistance to such irritants. But it's still a blamed nuisance. Our spring has been beyond belief with floral abundance we can't recall seeing in years. It's been dry for months, maybe the trees, shrubs and bulbs think the end is near and are trying to produce extra seeds in order to procreate. If so, same would hold true for the oaks and pines, resulting in even more pollen than usual. A good gully-washer would at least clear the air so we could enjoy the mild temps and gorgeous color.
There's a new pup in our house. Long story short, we're temporary caretakers until she is old enough (and self contained enough) to understand that when left alone, there's a proper way to behave and that her people will return. Daisy is a Miniature Schnauzer and is a real cutie! But she does require a change of routine around here... for sure!