Count on my brain to do some last minute monkeying. The locations were to be friends homes. I was feeling unsettled though. My collection was Spring/Summer 2010. I was getting a tucked-in, hibernation vibe from the domiciles.
A quick phone call and we moved it to the Belle Isle Conservatory after consulting their website. Nicola, Mama Bear, called in the morning to confirm their openess. Confirmed. Weather check: should permit. Woke up to a gray snowfall with plenty of diffused light. I think everyone was due for a day of nature, a trip to the desert. I know I was thrilled! The plan was to act like it was a college project, that we were innocents. They did not get the plows out this morning. I might as well pull up on the lawn - only to see a hand-written sign of premature closure. Aurrgh. Already cancelled with my homie's. Not to be deterred!
The BIC in summer:
by Mary Stebbins Taitt