I was an artist in the American Craft Council art show in St. Paul. It's stiff competition to get into this show and there was a LOT of jewelry there. Not a big fish in this one. It was a nice break from the studio and our winter up here.
I stayed with friends Wednesday night and again after the show on Sunday. This is their new puppy. He's about 6 months old.
My absolute favorite store is Fawbush's. I left Ely early enough to spend a couple of hours there.
I really need more than two hours at this store. I tried on maybe 40 things. I did find a couple of new pieces.
Next, my friends booked me an appointment at The Hair Police. I put myself in Justin's hands.
Here it is! It's got a steely grey underneath with purple and blue streaks. I'm not sure how long it'll last because I just can't go without washing my hair every day.
I ate sushi at Sakura twice. So good!
I loved the windows in the restaurant. Texture and color - two of my favorite things.
The show days were pretty grueling with long hours and, you know me, I loose my voice from talking that much. I sipped tea throughout the day which helped a lot.
I stayed at Hotel 340 during the show. It's a boutique hotel built in the early 1900's. I binge-watched Downton Abbey this winter, so I pretended I was one of the Crawley's - rich and full of scandal.
My take-down crew showed up Sunday. Eamonn is really tall and could even reach the hooks without a step stool. Fastest tear-down ever. We put the show stuff in my car like a puzzle, then fit the kids into a tiny corner. Young people are very pliable, so they were fine.
On my way home Monday I stopped at United Noodle - the best Asian grocery in Minneapolis. I found these fantastic mushrooms and ingredients for pot stickers.
Tonight I'll be making something from Japanese eggplant. I'm still a bit too wound up from the whole weekend to relax. Next on the list is a deep clean of the studio.