"It's been a hard days night, I should be sleeping like a log" - the Beatles
The last couple of weeks have been work-heavy and super busy with events and the first event I planned and ran and survived. After Labor Day I was busy preparing things for the Super City - Quilt City event.
This is a joint effort between the museum and Metropolis, IL - the home of Superman! Metropolis is just across the river and both places host some quilt activities, speakers, etc. I had some hands-on demos to monitor and oversee - bow tie blocks, yo-yos and some local artists showing their own stuffs. It wasn't too overwhelming which was good, just a normal day at work. Except it was a Saturday but that didn't really register as odd once I was actually working. I did get to see what they have on the Metropolis side as I went over with my boss so I could meet some people and see how they set up their quilt show & vendors and such. It was a nice set up and decent turnout as well.
Saturday night I went to see the Paducah Symphony orchestra for their opening concert of the year. They have a new conductor - Raffaele Ponti - and he was amazing! He was very expressive with his conducting and had plenty of energy and excitement for the night. I wanted to get up and play for Ponti - he was that inspiring to watch! Reminded me of Dr. Naylor and how much fun he made the ensemble.
Sunday I had a pleasant morning going to Mass, sitting outside, and talking to both Liz & Chrissy! Hooray for phone calls and good friends! I only needed to be at work for a few hours in the afternoon which went by quickly as we helped several people baste their quilts.
This past week I spent with most of my focus on the Educator's Reception which was my first actual planned event. Eep! We invite local teachers/educators to the museum to see what activities we offer and provide for school groups. Tours and hands-on things to help reinforce their curriculum points and expose the kids to creativity & art. I had plenty of awesome helpers and the night went very well. Had a good turnout and talked to lots of people about the possibilities open to their students. Hopefully we'll get a great response for tours & field trips this year!