We all know that's why I really went.
Here is the swag bag! There was a bookmark and one of Jerry's collapsible water bottles...I have about three of them so I gave it to Daya, along with the bookmark.
I will most probably get some of the cool aluminium panels; they seem really cool and I am glad to be able to try them.
I attempted to cross 5th Ave from the West side which was a really stupid idea because I got stuck in the Gay Pride Parade**. There were absolutely no places whatsoever to cross 5th ave.....So I walked a bunch of blocks down, then over- then back up to 14th street to take the L which I should have done to begin with.
**The Gay Pride Parade is fun, wacky, and generally very friendly- normally it's a good time. The costumes are fantastic. But it is a lot less fun when you can't move anywhere and you can't cross 5th ave because you were a dumbass and didn't take the L train to begin with.
I eventually got to Union Square. Fran was there waiting for me. She is in town for a few days.
So I got my free art supply sample bag and I painted a really stupid painting. Honestly I don't care. There is absolutely no possible way I could have focused properly.
And I knew that going in; it was just that kind of atmosphere today.
I am no Casey Baugh, who did a demo that I did not attend.
6x8 oil on panel
One of the artists drew a lovely picture of me painting while I painted.
Several people came over to admire my Belly River box from Alla Prima Pochade.
I also got paint on one of the statue bases. I left it there.
I got white paint on the statue