life through my (phone) lens 18

ugh. It was a terrible week for taking photos. I only took two with my camera. :( Boo! 

Here's those two....Eli was in a class called My Magnus Opus where the students wrote novels, graphic novels, plays, scripts, etc. and then on the last day they performed them on stage. They were incredible...such a great group of fantastically talented and creative kids!

crystal moody | life through my lens
crystal moody | life through my lens

On Wednesday I hung my dead artist society series at Park Central library here in Springfield. I usually try to avoid places that don't have white walls but I think my work look great against their orange wall! 

crystal moody | life through my lens

And then a few pieces are over on a wall white. (It's a little tricky there right now as part of the place is under construction.) I gave a talk on Friday evening and somehow managed to not take a single photo. I'm really bummed about that but the talk went pretty well so maybe there will be a next time.

crystal moody | life through my lens

A random paper that Clara brought home from school: Amerigag Nothic. And me on Friday morning at the peak of my stress level. :|

crystal moody | life through my lens
crystal moody | life through my lens

Artsfest was Saturday and Sunday and I got super lucky again to have my tent right next to these girls (Culture Flock And Kwanalee) who support me and help me out and make me laugh and make me feel sane. It's a tough job but they are so good at it. 

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Artsfest was fantastic--perfect weather, lots and lots of dogs, and I sold some art. This is Scout; she seemed to like my booth a lot and I liked her. And then Clara's favorite parts of Artsfest: 1. foot-long corndog 2. snow cone 3. face painting! 

crystal moody | life through my lens
crystal moody | life through my lens

This award was a huge surprise and so appreciated. I won the Gloria Galanes Award of Excellence last year and the Fear Monster kinda convinced me that it was fluke. This year's award really left me in shock. (Take that Fear Monster!)

crystal moody | life through my lens
crystal moody | life through my lens

I tried to get a selfie with Huck but he was camera shy and just gave kisses instead. :)

This week left in a puddle on the couch Sunday evening and Monday morning. I was SO tired, at least I had good company.

crystal moody | life through my lens
crystal moody | life through my lens
crystal moody | life through my lens

Last night we enjoyed a late dinner on our new little patio area that's still coming together but I love it already. These little solar lights make me so happy. And there's a robin's nest with eggs in this tree. I'm excited for a slow week and beautiful weather!

crystal moody | life through my lens