Happy 4th of July! And what a fun day this has been – in stark contrast to last year when it rained and flooded and nobody came to John and Ryan’s party and my sister Lily and I were the only ones eating the ice cream Ryan had bought. We can eat quite a bit, but we couldn’t really eat our way through gallons of ice cream meant for a party, so most of it went to waste. Which wasn’t even the saddest thing about that day. The saddest thing was that nobody came – and that most of Houston, myself included, was having hurricane flashbacks.
This year I’m happy to report that the party happened and was a lot of fun. I didn’t even get to have any ice cream because I was too busy talking to people. I also got to meet a new friend who bought her very first original piece of art today, a large and quite impressive John Ross Palmer abstract piece. It was exciting to be there for that, and totally exciting to celebrate it too – with champagne, mini corn dogs (don’t judge, they were delicious!), kisses from Nancy, and then later, after I’d walked and fed my own dog, Mexican food and girl talk! It’s amazing how things can change from one day to the next. I feel like I’m on a big adventure and like my life is a little bit like a movie – which is actually something I’ve always wanted, the sense of excitement and possibility, the meeting interesting new people, the opportunity to be creative and try different things.
I’m also happy today because before I went to the party I worked on a flyer for my Dog Days of Summer project, which I’m about to release tomorrow. But since those who read this blog deserve to know everything first, here it is. It’s a really great opportunity to acquire a pet portrait as I’ve waived my 30% commissions fee, and committed to donating 10% of the proceeds to BARC.