2, 2006 – My
art studio has been undergoing extensive renovations for the past two months.
Although the work is far from complete, the space is finally habitable so last
week I was able to move back in. Yesterday evening I left the front door open
to take advantage of the cool Autumn breezes. I was in another part of the house
when suddenly I heard my pet swan, Boo-Boo, trumpeting. It sounded like she was
using a megaphone! I dashed downstairs to see what was wrong. From Boo Boo's
point of view, I needn't have bothered. All was well in her world. I found her
happily "nesting" in
the middle of my studio. Apparently the open door was more than she
could resist, so she'd waddled on in. Then, after inspecting my new office, she
decided to sit down and sing for awhile. Unfortunately, swans (being waterfowl)
are notorious for "recycling" their water on a continuous basis. As
such, my new studio underwent a thorough christening. (Oh, Boo-Boo, how could
you?!) Luckily the new floor is tiled. Boo-Boo was politely asked to leave, and
I shut the door firmly behind her.
Tired of Show Dogs?
Speaking of polite requests – or a
lack thereof – last week's comments became pretty lively after an
anonymous visitor complained about my ongoing coverage of the 2005 Nationals.
Please take a moment to read what was said last week:
Though I seldom contribute personally to the comments
area, I read each comment with great interest – and
I really enjoy them. I consider this to be an open forum; all opinions
are welcome here. I was not surprised to field a complaint about "excessive"
National coverage – frankly, I expected it sooner. Granted, the tone of
the complaint left a lot to be desired, but I am sure "Tired" is not
the only person in the audience who is "sick to death" of looking at
Danes from the National. I'm sorry they feel that way. I am doing the best I
can under the circumstances, that's all I'll say today. Everything else has been
said in the comments section. Feel free to contribute.