Monday, January 29, 2007

another crazy weekend

Okay, the downside to the PPBA show is that it's such a busy weekend I don't get to do much of anything. It was a good show and I had fun, but I always feel like I miss out on a lot. I had my art booth set up on Saturday from about 10am til 3pm. Didn't make much money this year but between that and selling 6 birds it certainly covers the expenses, and a lot of people looked through the portfolio, so that's good. It's always tempting to not set it up again the next year, but of course the one time I do that will be the time someone comes through waving wads of cash around wanting to spend thousands of dollars on poultry art... (yeah, right). The booth looked good though, I had a different setup and I think it worked out well.

I had a good time visiting with people but was still left with the impression that there were a lot of people I never had a chance to talk to. I did not see any of the birds other than the ones I was showing. I barely even saw the rest of the Rosecombs. Ugh! I took no photos other than of my own birds. I am looking forward to the rest of the shows this season in part because I can relax and enjoy them.

I got Reserve RCCL with the one black cockerel that I've been showing this season. He has blossomed into quite possibly my best bird that I hatched last season. I still need to photograph that BBRed cockerel...

So all in all a good weekend but there were people I missed seeing and things I missed doing and somehow it really had a different feel than the show last year, I'm not sure what's up with that. I'm excited about the next show, it's coming up soon! :-)

I spent the day working on $$%^^&@ sales tax forms, which I hope to complete tomorrow (I guess I'd better, they are due on Wednesday). Bleh, to say I'm not fond of tax stuff would be a huge undestatement.

I finished a sketch for an upcoming Aseel drawing, which I will post soon. I want it to appeal to both the exibition and game crowd, so I want to run it past a lot of different folks. I also started the sketch for a Japanese Bantam, and will be starting three dog paintings by the end of the week.

The weather has been gorgeous but wayyyyy too dry. The grass, which is all of about an inch tall, is now dying, because we haven't had significant rain since... early or mid December? (I'm guessing here). It's really not good. I think hay will cost a fortune this year.

Okay, back to work.


Anonymous said...

Hi Katherine,
I agree the show felt different, maybe the hype last year with the animal planet crew let us down this year to a more sedate show??? I found out that the triple spike rosecomb belonged to a watermal bantam??? Will have to hit the old standards at the booth with old books to find that one. Would love to see a picture! Good to see you again.

Katherine Plumer said...

It was nice to see you too! Wish we could have chatted a bit more. I photographed some Watermaal bantams in England.. Doesn't show the comb but they are cute little guys!

Katherine Plumer said...

dang, I can't get the link to show up right.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I managed to find my way, they are cute...spent some time looking around online, would sure like a close up of that comb, if I find one I'll let you know.

Katherine Plumer said...

These don't really show the triple spike but there are some photos (along with lots of other neat pics) at:
Go to the "chicken heads" section.

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