For the first time in as long as I can remember, I'll be spending my weekend traveling, NOT to an art festival but to visit my brother who will be in Sun Valley Idaho for business. He lives in my old home town of Santa Cruz, CA. which sadly to say, I don't get back to as much as I would like too.
He will be meeting a interior designer as well as the home owner of I'm sure a very swank home in this famous ski town. Mark, my brother, owns Brady Mountain Cabinets which handles high end cabinetry and other wooden projects in up scale homes in places like Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monteray CA. His client in Idaho (still a secret so far at least) is some famous movie star which Mark has done other work for in Pebble Beach but hasn't been introduced to yet. He has only worked with the designer and builder but this time the owner/movie star will be there to explain what he wants. Hopefully a photo opp will happen.
Because I had an off weekend from my show schedule, one of only 3 between now and Labor Day, I gingerly asked my wife if I could fly down to Boise to meet up with my brother. Macalea, our daughter has returned home from college so my wife will at least have her company which will be nice. A mother daughter hang time weekend.
After flying down Friday, Mark and I will get a chance to take in some of the local Boise food and music scene before heading to Sun Valley on Saturday. Even though I've been doing the Art in the Park art festival in Boise for years, I've yet been able to find the energy to go out and "play" after the long days spent selling my art so this time down there will be a real treat.
After I return I need to get ready for a 3 week tour of festivals that will take me from Seattle, then off to the Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City the very next weekend, two days hanging out with my son and his family that live close to that festival then off to Whitefish MT. the gateway to Glacier National Park for another show on 4th of July weekend. Man just typing that made me tired I can only imagine what the real deal will do to me.