So the show at the Bistro was a success. It was so good to see my friends and colleagues come out to support the arts effort in Ruston. Just before the show went up, the Manager of the venue pulled the plug on the one large piece I had planned on including. No hard feelings. He said it wasn't close enough to Christmastime to put it up, which at first I thought was funny. He said, "Talk to me again in November." I never considered these two massive Christmas ornaments as Christmas decor. They had become to me nothing more than interesting subject matter. When I stepped back and took a more objective approach, I could see why he thought hanging the painting in August was inappropriate. I am not sure I had ever had such an experience with disassociation before. Interesting.
At any rate, Merry Christmas to you all. And if you are on my card list, don't be too surprised or disappointed to see the image again in your mailbox come December.