Overheard at breakfast this am: "It's 42 and 36 degrees in Paris today....London, 39 and 32....Copenhagen, 30 and 23." That was my 90 year old mother giving the weather report. Not here in Idaho....not from her home county in eastern South Dakota, but in European cities. It's always been so in this household. And the auld wrinklies cannot comprehend why my innards keep pushing me to get out and explore this big wonderful world??!!
Exploring being on hold however, preparations for next weekend's annual CDA Art Association's Artist Showcase in the Plaza Shops, downtown Coeurd'Alene are underway. Both mom and I will be exhibiting paintings, and I will have a good selection of prints and cards available. I will be sharing some of my favourite Scottish tunes on fiddle Friday night, 5-7ish, and Saturday 12-2pm with CDA's newest Scots music group, Nine Pint Coggies. Amazingly, we've got three gigs on Saturday.....and I'm heading to an evening of ballroom dancing in Moscow thereafter.....my cup runneth over with culture!! Hope to see all you locals at the Shops sometime during the weekend - it's an excellent community oriented event, with lots of interesting artists to chat with and observe at their craft, and a wide variety of good work to view, contemplate and purchase. Hours are 10-8 Friday, 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday.