Another beautiful day in Fort Worth so I take a 5 mile run toward the stockyards. Kathy Wear, fellow IDAL Board Member and runner, directs me to a tree-lined path that goes down by the river. Alas, 2 days later I will not find this spot to take my friend George Hackford running.
This is where I will take George for a run:
The Conference Center is walking distance to our hotel and has a visually interesting atrium. My talented friend Susan Kolesar took this picture and many other great shots of the IDAL Convention. A cowboy hat star!
It turns out that a lot of concrete trucks are circling the convention center to set-up the Concrete Decor Show that is sharing our space. So our time to set up for classes is moved back...and moved back...and moved back. We spend some time at the cool water park by our hotel...
which shows the lovely deployment of Concrete!
We also get manicures:
Well, not this one but it would be perfect for a stencil theme as long has you didn't have to get your hands dirty! We work and ruined our nails the first day. Ah, the glamorous life of an artist!
By the time we can set-up our classroom, I have One Hour before I am going to dinner with our Citadel Insurance Representative, Heather. Now, I am wearing a Debbie Harry Shirt and grab at the last minute some clothes to change into for our very nice dinner. Thank goodness Sue and Jeanette know how I like my class set up because I drive the Balls of Clay truck to the convention center unload about 10 boxes and rush back to the hotel to meet for dinner.
Ugh! I have one minute to change..in the truck (clothing becomes somewhat of a theme later on). What I think are black pants are really black leather leggings. And I forgot my nice shoes-looks like the Leopard Flats on my feet will have to do. I meet this very sweet and nice young woman from Citadel dressed like I am going to an "I Love the 80's" party.
I shimmy out of my slip at dinner! It was discreet...until we posted a Facebook pic!
Thank goodness cell phones weren't around when I was a teen.
I am exhausted from teaching two days and attending functions but we are not done yet....
COMING NEXT-THE MAD HATTER AUCTION AND THE Q and A SESSION