I've just finished the Porter County Master Gardeners show at the Porter County Expo Center. Despite sub freezing temperatures a very large, lively and inspiring crowd showed up.
Of course, what took place behind the scenes for me were a few weeks of controlled hysteria as I designed a new look for my shows.
New backdrops were built along with a couple of rustic accent pieces made from used pallets. Along with all of this chaos, welding still needed to be done to prepare pieces for the show.
All in all, it left my garage and my studio in a shambles.
I will take a break, catch my breath, AND CLEAN and ORGANIZE my shop. This has been long overdue but coincides with most New Year's Resolutions to become more organized.
Organization of my shop will ultimately lead to not only being more productive, but being safer.
The spring rush of shows will be upon me shortly. I'll be happy to get rid of the Carhart's in favor of some warmer weather. Already the days are growing longer and it is nice to see the sun setting later in the evening.
I look forward to meeting some of you this year. Please stop by the booth and say hello. It will be my pleasure to meet you.