Silver City – no joke – is 79°F and sunny! This morning, Max went to the Rock Center downtown for a bath, and I poked around through some galleries after spending a pleasant 45 minutes at Three Dogs (inside, with a magazine no less!) .
Between Three Dogs and The Rock Center, there was this hedge with ready-to-burst-open blooms that looked familiar, albeit smaller than at home…
When I picked Max up, Gaye told me that he was “very naughty.” “Oh, I’m so sorry! He’s not used to this,” I replied, and she laughed and said, “No – not naughty, knotty! He needed a lot of brushing!” He was really happy to see me, and seemed none the worse for the experience. As a matter of fact, he looks MAH-velous!
I had a really nice talk with George at the Julian Gallery on Texas Street. He’s only been in Silver City for six months, but really loves it. He moved from Tucson, and told me he’s never lived in such a small town before. We exchanged some newcomer-to-small-town stories – one of my own favorites is when I was trying to find someone to rebuild my chimney after buying my house in 1995. I called Ray G, a local mason, and when I said my name and started to tell him which house I … “I know where you live,” he interjected, causing me a moment of startled panic! He knows where I live!?
George had a similar story of being at the grocery checkout when the cashier said, “You’re George.” Well, yes… “You have the gallery on Texas Street.” Er, yeah… “You rented your place in Tucson to Marilyn.” He said there was absolutely nothing to give him away and she knew who he was!! Small towns. Gotta love ’em!
George really liked the necklace I was wearing – which I made – and as we talked about the process of PMC (Precious Metal Clay) he got more and more excited. He may give it a try himself – and he also wants to see more of my work, which I’ll take in to show him later today or tomorrow.
After visiting a half-dozen galleries, I went to check on the pampered pet – he wasn’t going to be ready for another hour, so I went to the laundramat and got my clothes clean!
My, what an exciting life we lead these days. At least there’s no snow…