For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to put together the major puzzle for AOC, which is the schedule for the show: when the artist teaches, which room, based on how many students I think will sign up and all based on their own personal wishes, and various tasks they may be required to perform at the show, such as set up, demo, sign books, etc. Well, when you take all the information x 30 or so artists x 13 rooms x 4 days, throw in some oil, acrylics, a little watercolor, a dash of pastel and a bit of pencil, a girl like me has to take a deep breath and procrastinate just a tad longer...
I actually had made three previous attempts at the puzzle, but just could not get it right. Plus with the background office "noise" - phones ringing, questions answered, orders for workshops taken, supplies described, laughter (or groans), directions given - my concentration just kept getting interrupted. Another day had passed and I still did not have this crucial part of the planning for AOC 2010!
Meanwhile, I made it through all the other piles of "stuff I need to get to later" and was down to just the schedule. Once the schedule is complete, that begins a whole new "stuff I need to get to later" pile.
About 2pm, I came up with the solution. Leave! I grabbed my laptop and put all the important papers in a folder and left for home. I set up at the kitchen table at the Queen's chair and proceeded to work on the puzzle. Okay, where's my folder? Geez, I'm so used to having my info right where I need it. Thank you Christina for scanning and e-mailing "the IMPORTANT paper" to me!
After four hours and fifteen minutes straight, I have it! YEH! The puzzle is complete.
I'm pretty sure this year's schedule will work for everyone! I will be posting everything on line within my usual time frame, so please check back to the Web site!