Friday, February 08, 2008

Spring Tonic

After digging out the shoulder in front of my mailbox so the postperson will deliver my mail, I took off on the first round of errands in a week. We didn't get any more snow last night or today, thank goodness, and it is so much warmer that the last that fell is compressing to something manageable. In town, the gutters were clear so there wasn't the standing water in the road like last week, and front loaders were transferring the mounds of snow from parking lots into dump trucks to be hauled away who know where.

Everyone else in the area seemed to have the same idea. The grocery store was absolutely packed, as if finally, we all got dug out and needed to take advantage of the break to re-stock and just do something besides plow and shovel. I couldn't believe how good it felt to have a day out again. Besides the grocery store, I made stops at the post office, the bank and Coldwater Creek. I can always count on them to give me a breath of fresh air, a hope of spring, a tropical palette of colors to savor in February. I was only returning an item and exchanging another, but I'd seen this jacket in the catalog, and loved it when I tried it on. I have an artist reception coming up in April, and anticipated the usual wardrobe crisis. This, I think, is just the answer.

What would you wear to an artists reception where you are one of the featured artists?


QuiltingFitzy said...

LOVE Coldwater Creek! I don't think I actually own anything from there tho, lol.

Enjoying your snow from the desert.

The Wittering Rainbow said...

Um, difficult. Anything that made me look a bit slimmer!

Alison Schwabe said...

Whether it's a solo or group show the first absolute MUST is to wear comfortable shoes. Then I just put on something a bit dressy for the hours, but a favourite and therefore something I feel good wearing. I'm a jewellery person, so go for adding a bit of drama there rather than deck myself out in a flashy piece of art to wear made by someone else. I usually have either a pocket or small bag/purse with shoulder strap in which to have a supply of my business cards to offer while talking, even if there are some sitting near the door with the gallery catalogue, artist brochures, visitors book or whatever near the door. All the best for April.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Thanks, Alison, for those excellent recommendations. I'd thought about business cards, but not how to have them on me. Good ideas. It is always my goal to find something appropriate that I feel absolutely confident and comfortable in. It's amazing how few outfits in my closet actually work that way. Guess I've been concentrating more lately on the comfortable shoes part. VBG I guess I also want to avoid the predictable, like your description of "flashy piece of art to wear." Just want to be quietly sophistocated (just like I'd hope my art work would be).

And as Annabelle said, something slimming!