Sunday, November 25, 2012


Yesterday's Sanger Art Hop at the gallery was a wonderful event! Hwy 180 was foggy, especially around Temperance Avenue, but the closer I got to the gallery, the clearer the road was. And although the first hour of the event was quiet, around 11:30 guests started trickling in, and early to mid afternoon we were swamped with visitors.

Frank Saxton chose a comfortable corner to set up with his Indian flute, and he stayed at the gallery all day. It was quite a treat to be listening to such a peaceful sound.

Sandy Kowallis, who'd caught pneumonia as soon as she came back from her Fijian vacation, was now healthy enough to attend our event and take care of the general gallery display. She even had energy to help me with sales and purchase wrapping. Deanna came by to drop off some of her new works of the sweet scenes of winter. (Click on the pic to enlarge.)

Elaine's large button-size ceramic magnets, Frank's greeting cards, and Deanna's cards of critters in the snow, plus bowls of candy and a vase of zinnias from my garden (yup, they're still blooming!).

We had nice refreshments all day. I'd brought my lunch, but the lentil dip was so nourishing that I didn't even worry about lunch.

A bowl of Madras lentils that we ate as a dip for the tortilla chips.

Chieko's favorite Wensleydale cheese with cranberries.

 A bowl of Cuties, and a plate of delicious oat-gran bars whose recipe belonged to Frank's great grandmother. Plus a bowl of candy, of course.

At the end of the day, as we were bringing in our Art Hop signs, Chieko noticed the sunset. It was beautiful! So we grabbed our cameras and snapped a few.

As we continued with our closing procedure, I had to turn one last look east at Jesse Morrow Mountain, and admired her serene beauty again as I said a thanksgiving prayer for the day, the people we spent the day with, the new friends we made, the loveliness that surrounds the gallery, and the goodness that is this Valley of ours.

Thank you all for making this such a beautiful day. Until the next Sanger Art Hop, 29 December 2012.

Always "mud"-dled,

T.S.Wood, potter

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Tiwi! It was a wonderful day! I am looking forward to attend next Art Hop on Dec. 29!