Bushed. But ready enough. Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours starts tomorrow at 10 a.m., and yes, my paintings are hung, the floor is swept, the parking area is designated, Miss B. has the courtyard decorated and the snacks ready. Simple snacks in little bags, as it’s still Covid Times and safety is on our minds. And yes, masks will be required at Studio #2. But, I think, pandemic or no, we’re going to have a good time.
Miss B. was in charge of the signs, and oh my goodness they are SO good. She was tested as this day brought rain (highly unusual here) and wind (only too common), but her signs will not melt nor blow away, you may take my word for it.
The OSAT app is now available and is a really handy tool in many ways BUT, sorry to say, not consistently reliable in terms of the digital map – typical in wild places like Wonder Valley. In my case, it takes one to my neighbor’s house, not mine. However, it will get you to Mesa Drive and from there you may follow the aforementioned signs to my studio. And the directions in the print/pdf catalog are correct.
Not every T is crossed nor every I dotted, but we’re ready enough. And too damn tired to do another thing tonight. So wish us luck, and luck to all the 165 artists participating this year.
And before I say goodnight, I wish a thanks to all the hard-working volunteers on the OSAT team and to a very thoughtful friend who brought us cranberry scones this afternoon from Porto’s in Los Angeles – exactly the thing to finish the day.