To those of you who attended the opening “Meet the Artists” night at Art Unraveled, I am so sorry for not being there. This is one of those “when family and career collide” situations.
Today was the birthday party for Patrick at our house. It was supposed to get going at 4, no prob, I’d slip out around 6:30, be back by 8. Well, Patrick had band practice for a big gig he has coming up next Friday, and the bass player was 2 hours late. Our family arrived two hours late as well (no sweat, it happens!!)- while the band was still practicing in the living room! It took about 45 minutes for the guys to stop playing and clear out their equipment to make room for our guests to sit and relax.
Right when I should have left for AU was the same time our kitchen was filled with relatives putting love and care into Patrick’s birthday dinner. His mom and sisters cooked everything from SCRATCH!! Yes, I could have left, and they would have understood, but my heart told me family first. After the rough night on Patrick’s actual birthday last week (see earlier blog post), I didn’t have the heart to walk out. and I would have felt weird with everyone just arriving and then saying “Bye! The plates are over there!”
Please understand, I couldn’t leave. If it had been a class, or a book signing, I totally would have left, but because the Meet the Artists event was an informal open forum kind of gathering, I made the quick decision to stay home and help with the party.
Again, I am so sorry! However, I will be there bright and early tomorrow morning to teach my fabric book class, and have offered my volunteer services to Linda for anything she needs this week. I’ve cleared the whole week for AU, and I hope to see everyone and catch up!! I’ve been looking forward to it all year!
Peace and love,
Author of Crafty Chica’s Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life ($19.95, Rayo Books, an imprint of Harper Collins).
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