Friday, August 15, 2008
MIA-AKA Vacation gets the best of me
So what have I been up to here at Jenn Mason Studios while I WASN'T posting?
Well, we've officially started our dog search. Yes, I need a mascot for the studio. Someone who is always willing to give their opinion when I need it. Someone still willing to cuddle but not embarrased when I sing along to Radio Disney (ahem! Becky??) We are planning yet another trip to a shelter in Sterling, MA this afternoon. Its SO difficult! I would take all of them if I could but I'm trying to keep the family focused on getting the right dog for us.
I've also been working on my class for CHA Winter 2009. Can you believe it's that time already! We'll be using my Parts and Parcels and Christine Adolph's new Mon Ami line. But more about that a little closer to the date eh?
I've also walked the town of Brookline with Gwen Ossenfort the outgoing Director of Brookline Open Studios to get a sense of the group spaces as I ready myself to head BAOS for the coming year of Art.
I also got a chance to see Sally Matson do Susan B. Anthony at the Holderness Historical Society. The girls came with me and asked some of the best questions which was great considering the presentation is geared for 4th graders to adults. I learned so much!
Oh, I also was almost caught in an art scam! Yep, yours truly almost fell for it. So let me take a minute to point you to this site for detection Internet Art Scams.
A person emailed me asking for a price list for my art so he could purchase a piece for his parents. It was very obvious that he did not speak English as his native language (a BIG RED FLAG). Now this is not unlikely if he had seen my art here in Brookline because we have a large international population.
He needed me to work fast (Another Red Flag), He would have some shipper pick it up from me (Red Flag #3), He wanted to pay me more than I was asking by Cashiers Check (red flag #4) and I was supposed to forward the rest of the money to his business associate. Thank goodness I went with my gut and found that site on the internet to back up my suspicions.
off to look for a furry family member...
at 9:59 AM