It has been very distracting and busy since New Year’s day. This is the first entry this year and it is already half past February.
I am back at school at FIT and I am teaching at the Art Lab here on Staten Island. There have been orders in the studio that have enormous volume with next to no time in which to execute it. I think I see a break and it vanishes almost immediately when an order for 52 sheets of paper comes in that has to be painted in less than a week on top of orders that are almost finished. The whole process seems so sluggish. Materials and items arrive quickly but getting them out again is very difficult. Long term projects for the future need a little work and requires meetings with new people, it’s difficult to arrange that when there’s so much to do in the studio. I feel like I’m being held hostage by my hand work.
This is one of the events I have recently attended. A lot of photos, I will not add too many captions. Enjoy the photos, I enjoyed a break taking the day at the show.
Some bright campanulas at the cash register.
Looking toward the sales area from the displays.
Judging as visitors begin to arrive.
Amy shopping at Ecuagenera. Michael Riley on the right.
Colman with noted author and grower, Ray Rodgers.
The Staten Island Orchid Society display.
Our friend Tibor arrived with Leah, he took the photos of Colman and me.
Colman with Jimmy Chu.
I think this aerangis is my favorite in the whole show.
The sales area.
I like these bright little cats.
And back to the orchid displays.
Back at home with the one blooming plant we bought. Colman got a few orchids and I added two new anthuriums with long leaves to my collection.