The open studios on saturday went awesome. During the week I was able to get quite a bit of drawing done so that the visitors could see what I am working towards and hopefully get an idea of what is still to come. I think there was about 45-50 visitors that day. It was a good turn out. Later saturday night, there was a concert at the Amphitheatre that is literally in my backyard. One of the contestants for this years season of the Voice was here for a fundraiser for Katies cove. He name was Lisa Ramey, she was one of John Legends proteges. Her voice was amazing. I was lucky enough to be able to sit in my studio and draw and create to her music. So cool. I am lucky that a large part on my artistic process is involves music.
Unfortunately I have come down with a horrible case of food poisoning. I think it is from the fried clams I had on Saturday afternoon. All saturday night right into sunday afternoon I was down for the count. I didn’t leave my room for 18 hours. I then ate dinner with the other artists last night as I was feeling much better. The meal was amazing, braised Lamb shank, mushrooms and these amazing mashed potatoes. Bad Idea. It is now Monday morning and I am still in my bedroom resting, staying near the bathroom. Its tea and toast for me for the remainder of the day. Lucky for me, Ginger, one of the other resident artists made me some chicken noodle soup, folded my laundry and is looking after me. We have begun to call her Mamacita. All of the artists that I am sharing this spectacular opportunity with are amazing! Each and every one of us will leave here in three weeks knowing that we have had such an amazing opportunity given to us.
My next entry will be showcasing the Kingsbrae Garden next door. I cannot wait to explore it later today.