It was so great to connect at the conference. I'm glad you had a few extra
days in our city. I hope the MFA let you in free, again. Had I known you
would have had my card to get in.
I did leave for New York on Tuesday, to drive a sick friend home. Took us
ten hours! Wednesday only 3 and 1/2 hours back. The roads looked like a
war zone. Cars and trucks all over the place, inappropriately turned
around,smashed in and upside down. I hope all of you got home safely.
When you have the inclination please return to Boston for a royal tour!
Boston has two or three artists enclaves and so many restaurants and
museums, you'll find it difficult to sleep!
Other wise I hope to see Randy in Maine, this summer and look for property
around Cherryfield. Headed for D.C. Good Friday to see the late Rembrandts,
and Philly later on this spring or July, which will be cinnected with a trip
to a wonderful old plantation in Middleburg, where my old horse lived out
Fountain Street Studios
From: ARTNSOUL12@aol.com [mailto:ARTNSOUL12@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 7:23 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Bostonians and the Conference
In a message dated 03/09/2005 11:09:23 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kind of surprised about how everyone from Boston was so nice.
Debbie, not only you, but a couple of people mentioned this. The real
"surprise" to me is that Bostonians would even have any reputation of not
being nice. I had always thought (and was proven right this past week) that
Bostonians were as full of charm and grace as its beautiful city.
The conference was one of the BEST I've ever attended! Loved every
minute! When I reviewed my notes I'll share the tips and lessons that I got
from the many terrific presentations. I thought the speakers were
sensational-many were painters.
Great to have met my fellow Artsednetters. I sat next to Jeryl from SC
with whom I enjoyed sharing a room, and across from Randy from Maine and
Lesley from Framingham -as friendly and personable as they appear "online"!
I reunited with Maggie, and met THE Marvin Bartel, Carolyn from Mass. and
many others on the list for the first time as well-fun! Ellen- I wonder if
you had called the front desk and asked them which hotel has a restaurant
that starts with a "B", they could have directed you in no time. I was
looking for you and a few of the others who didn't show up. There will
always be next year, in Chicago!
I tried to get out on an early shuttle back to NY-but not early enough.
All flights were cancelled due to the weather, and so I found myself
spending another night at the Sheraton. Armed with my philosophy to make
lemonade from lemons, I spent two additional wonderful days in Boston. On
the day my flight was cancelled, I headed straight to Filene's Basement,
where the shopping was less than as fabulous than I had remembered it.
Nevertheless, I managed to enjoy myself shopping. The next day I spent at
the wonderful Fine Arts Museum in Boston.