Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Family night at the Grill Deli and Mardi Gras masks....
I realize I should slow down just a bit but every table in the central gallery was filled with families enjoying good foods and good company for a couple of hours in the middle of the week. Thank you Pat Brown and your wonderful staff for creating such a family friendly event that is safe and affordable for all here in Newark. Pat created a fresh rice and garlic/butter shrimp meal for $5.95 and the children's menu has to be seen to be believed. Danielle made Mardi Gras masks with finger paints, paper plates, clothes pins and a special addition of feathers and pink glitter!!! I had a great time with my girls Maya Rosa, Sabrina Leigh and Hannah Marie and their mother Tina Marie had an evening where she could relax and sit back and catch up a little energy. I am exhausted but filled with JOY!
I had several new visitors come in Maggie and Tom stopped by to check in on what I was doing in this studio...they were delightful and Happy Birthday Maggie...she is a St. Patty's Day birthday. I invited them to come back and attend Kathy and Tony's opening on Friday and introduced them to Michelle and her wonderful works with a simple tool...a number 2 pencil. Later I had some wonderful hard core cardboard donated from Bob Coyne to be used with my students...it is fantastic strength cardboard and who knows what we will explore with this design element. Wib Mok sent over two wonderful gentlemen who work with the arts in the natural woods. Tom and Walt were looking for a place to display their works and I sent them over to the LCA and shared the 50 year story of this community art organization. These two guys were characters and may show up on Friday to meet Tony and Kathy at their opening...I think Tony will will enjoy these boys. I did some straightening and made a few adjustments on my work table but only I will recognize the reorganization ... who knew I could be organized?
I am heading upstairs now for bedtime...I am really tired and the day of gray skies and rain has worn me down so my quilt is calling to me. Kay and Chuck Denhardt stopped by...they are true heroes in my life and heart. Add them to your prayer circle if you believe ....the power of prayer is powerful! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart