So many of us have decorative art friends from all over the world. Most are virtual friends but some we’ve been fortunate enough to meet in person either on the job, in a class, and/or at an IDAL convention.
Starting from Mid Calder, Scotland, Brian Milligan began his journey to the USA. Finding himself temporarily frozen from his credit card account due to leaving his country and arriving in New York City with only $50 in his pocket, Brian was rescued by the Faux Forum’s Pat Ganino to his home in Madison, CT. From Madison, CT Brian, Pat, and Holly Whiting journeyed down to Monmouth Beach, NJ via Holly’s truck to pick-up Susan Kolesar (staying with family), and then to Ryan Sentz’ bachelor hang-out in Abingdon, MD. Hours later we arrived at The 26th Annual IDAL Convention and Exposition at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in beautiful Hampton, VA.
Five decorative artists in route for the 26th Annual IDAL Convention in Hampton, VA traveling with adventurous attitudes, passion for art, products, exposition booth supplies, class reservations for art instruction by industry leaders, witty games, and a gift of some homemade Swedish Glogg for Swedish Master Artist Mats Carlsson (Susan’s Swedish family recipe). … no sampling of Glogg was allowed in route!
No singing on this trip, just witty mind games, tasty treats, and many laughs along the way. Brian started off the challenge with the following:
Cleopatra was found on the bed sleeping, Caesar’s head was lying on the floor bleeding with no body, and the fish tank glass was shattered everywhere.
You may only ask ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.
Our ‘Faux on the Road’ group expanded upon our arrival at the Embassy Suites, the host hotel for IDAL, when various artists ventured out together for meals.
How many decorative artists fit into an Embassy Suites Hotel Shuttle? You guess it, our ‘Faux on the Road’ group found out … 14 artists plus the driver! A huge THANK YOU to the folks at Embassy Suites for your services, hospitality, and beautiful accommodations!
Many thanks also to IDAL for hosting yet another successful art convention for the 26th year!
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill