Monday, May 21, 2018

Seafest 2018; or how to make lunch amazing

Seafest 2018 was amazing.  Lunch for 750 people cooked on campstoves and barbecues by 71 volunteers.  Here are some of my organizer  keys to success.

Start early with a good plan based on what was successful in previous years.

Pay the same good attention to everything.  Excellence truly is in the details. 

Use real food, and honor the people who provide it by telling their stories.

Have helpers who are preferably tall, and certainly calm, set up the venue.

Be there for the volunteers, not for the crowds or profit.  

Give visitors a chance to see old time skills, and meet the people who have them.

Provide entertainment so lively and tuneful that everyone wants to dance. 

Pay as much attention to break down as to set up. Maybe more.

Pay even more attention to having good help doing the dishes. 

What a pearl of a day!  Thanks to the residents and visitors on Cortes Island, to Gorge Harbour Marina Resort and to all our helpers and volunteers, from Kristen  and John. You can see lots more images of Seafest by Richard Trueman.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Art Lover's Quotations

I like to make an image that is so simple you can't avoid it,
and so complicated you can't figure it out.

Alex Katz

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Francis Bacon

Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes.  Break rules.  Leave the world more interesting for your being here. 
Make. Good. Art. 

Neil Gaiman

It is the mysterious that I love in painting.  It is the stillness and the silence. I want my pictures to take effect very slowly, 
to obsess and to haunt. 

William Baziotes

Will the rim hold if the center falls out?

The Journey Oracle wisdom divination deck