My papa was a painter. He also wrote his own brand of fairy tales and made his own wine, so he was a bit of a campy Renaissance man. But his true love was painting.
His specialty: painting landscapes on cured tree fungi (seriously) and traveling to art shows with his "Fungus Among Us" wares (again, seriously). He tried to teach me to paint " and, being a grandparent, declared me the most accomplished artist in the entire world " but all I took from years standing behind his shoulder and watching as he painted was a strange love of the smell of turpentine and an eye for picking out the best fungi canvases.
Which all means, potential Girlie Show artists, I'll be able to spot a subpar fungus from a mile away. You've been warned.
If you think you can pass muster with my stringent fungus test, The Girlie Show
" one of my favorite arts and crafts shows of the year in OKC " is looking for vendors for the 2010 show, scheduled for Nov. 5-6.
The Girlies are looking for 40 lovely ladies with artistic acumen (alliteration!) " that includes photography, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, fashion, knitwear, handbags and more. Basically, anything that's handmade.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 20, so get applicatin'