Yesterday I worked on some calendaring for the coming year. That's something we used to do periodically back when I had one of those job type things and it is a very beneficial planning tool.
I have discovered that I'm going to be awfully busy this year and I'm
not sure how I'm going to manage this grueling schedule. All of those
corporate executives are a bunch of slackers compared to me. Navy Seals
are relieved that they're not under the same amount of stress that I am.
It's frightening, really.
Yesterday I listed 30+ galleries and museums
that I would like to visit in the coming year if I can squeeze them in.
That will be challenging considering the state of my datebook. Let's
take a look.
I am pretty much all booked up every Saturday for the foreseeable future with these fun events:
First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights
Second Saturday Open Studios at Winter Street and Spring Street Studios
Discovery Green Flea every third Saturday
Re-Market is the fourth Saturday of every month
So this Saturday I will be attending First Saturday Arts Market *and* I will be checking out a new market called the Houston Outdoor Market. It's a brand new one that will be open every weekend.
hope to feel a connection to one of these places so that I can
eventually become a vendor and get rid of some of this crap I keep
Next Saturday I will be checking out the open
studios at Winter and Spring Street Studios to see what that's like. I
don't plan to be renting studio space from them any time soon since it
starts in the $300/month range. That's more for serious artists and
there is very little in this life that I am serious enough about to pay
$300/month for it.
The day after the open studios (Sunday, February 12) is the Urban Market Antique Show at The Bayou City Event Center.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo starts on February 28 and runs through
March 18. Jayson will be hosting the company suite at Reliant Stadium
on March 8 when ZZ Top will be performing. That should be fun :) Oh, I'm
also getting my roots done that day.
On March 23 the Bayou City Art Festival will be happening in Memorial Park. Then two weeks later I will be heading to the Round Top area for the spring edition of the Texas Antique Weekend. I had intended to go last fall but it didn't work out so I'm making it a priority to check it out in the spring.
Are you exhausted yet?? I know, me too. The very next weekend following the antique show is the International Gem and Jewelry Show
at Reliant. I went to this years ago and can remember being very
overwhelmed but in a good way. There's just so much to choose from that
it's almost too much.
April 23 will be mine and
Jayson's 24th anniversary. We will probably celebrate by going out to
eat at some place that doesn't have a drive-through. He just loves to
spoil me like that.
The Urban Market Antique Show will
be happening again on May 20. Then the weekend of June 23-24 is the
Round Top Summer Antique Show and also the Gem and Jewelry Show will be
back. I like it when things happen 2 or 3 times a year. That way I can
choose which date is most convenient for my nightmare of a schedule.
much happens over the next couple of months because this is Texas and
it's too dang hot. We use this important down time to put off our
holiday preparations until the last possible minute.
4-7 is the Fall edition of the Round Top antique thing and hopefully by
this time I will have already been to at least one.
The Urban Market will show up again on October 28 and then it will be time for the International Quilt Festival on November 1-4. The Nutcracker Market will
be November 8-11 so I can go stare at a bunch of pretty stuff that I
can't afford to buy. I actually sort of enjoy those things because I can
look at something really pricey then figure out how to make the same
thing for cheap.
Artcrawl 2012 should be happening some time during November but I'm not sure when. And then it's Christmas.
Now can you see why I might not be able to squeeze in all those museum
visits? Just thinking about it has worn me out so I should probably rest
from now until Saturday. I'm going to need my strength for the year