QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Ars longa, vita brevis” which roughly translates to “Art is eternal, life is brief.”
– The man at the register at Home Depot told me this yesterday as I was swiping my credit card for a pile of LED lights and batteries, which I told him were for my upcoming exhibit. It can also be interpreted as “Art is long, life is short” in that a craft takes years and years to master, not necessarily that it lives on forever. I like the Home Depot version better. If you’re looking for a philosophical shopping experience, go to a hardware store.
All I have to say is, thank goodness for coffee and credit cards. I’m working roughly 12-15 hours a day, so the coffee oils the productive gears until the adrenaline and “good stress” kicks in of having to be ready for showtime in 2.5 days. And the credit cards help me “borrow” a lot of stuff that I might need but will probably end up returning, hence the pile of LED lights I bought from the philosopher.
Here are the times again in case you’re interested in coming down to the event in Soldiers’ Memorial. I’ll be located about 5 tents down from the pouring station.
- Friday: 4-11 pm
- Saturday: 11 am- 11 pm
- Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
And here’s a closer look at the wine bottles I painted for the artist awards. As you would expect, the logo took a really long time (multiplied by nine bottles) but all the tedious work made it that much more satisfying to see them finished and polished, ready for the spotlight. Hope to see you this weekend!