On Friday, Steve e-mailed me at work that Monday morning a local magazine was coming to do a feature on our house/studio/gallery.
Each month they feature a local home to show off the art.
What did Steve get me into?
Saturday I took 60 kids to a UCLA football game - got home at 2 a.m.
Sunday I coached my team in a volleyball tournament.
School commitments didn't leave me much time to prepare.
Friday night when we got home from dinner, I went immediately to work.
Steve had recently changed the painting in the entry to a Ventura beach scene so I switched the display in the bookcase from pitchers to shells and beach buckets.
Each of the shells has a special meaning gathered on beach walks and seaside vacations.
Shells from the living room, bathroom and entry were consolidated into one display.
Pitchers from the entry made their way into the dining room
and the back porch.
Every surface in the living room received an update.
Hands from my collection were gathered together on the long green table.
Clock faces ended up on the striped box.
The sewing machine base was edited down to some books and letters.
Steve went to the farmer's market for fresh flowers for the dining room table
and the little green table.
Our extra room was spiffed up last weekend
with new pillows and a fresh paint job on the bench.
I put in some time in the garden on Sunday.
pillows on the garden bench.
I have to be at work at 7:30 a.m. and rush home for the photographs and interview.
Am I ready for my close up?
Ready or not, here they come!