Aaahhhhh. What a great week/weekend!
On Wednesday, I attended the first in a series of four film screenings to benefit Black Mountain School at Match Factory.
I helped Kate with a bit of set up and some light management.
The screening was held in "the wallpaper room." The space is still very much a work-in-progress! This particular paper remnant (there are a few) reminds me of both my grandma and my mom! At least some of the paper & old plaster will be preserved and integrated into the updated design, so it will continue to be "the wallpaper room"!
This room was the diner's kitchen. It will continue to be a "kitchen," though restaurant operations have ceased in this part of the building and all of the restaurant equipment, save the hood, has been removed. It is very likely that yarn dyeing operations will commence here in the coming months…
The film! The series features films by faculty of Black Mountain School, and the first was Wild Style, the 1983 film produced by Charlie Ahearn that is regarded as the first hip hop motion picture. I cracked up when Kate's friend Danny walked in toting his record player and a stack of hip-hop records… one of them with the "Breaking Moves" poster. So awesome. There were even some attempts at poppin' and a few things (not by me!).
Blondie powered my drive home after the movie!
Next up: Left On Red + PUSH. Then Kate's taking a quick trip down to Black Mountain to experience for herself all they've been working toward over the past year (and more)!
There was a fair bit of gardening over the weekend. The local Master Gardeners had their annual plant sale on Saturday and we got our (few) tomatoes, along with some other stuff. Grandpa had some "help" with the lettuce/carrot bed.
The allium are doing their beautiful thing. I love the "erupting" stage.
Junebean got his first haircut!!
Little boy… (asking me to undo the buckle on my bike helmet)…
Ready for action!
All of a sudden, he's ginormous and grown up!
I took him off Mama's hands for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, and then she came over with Gin to have supper with us and hang out.
On Sunday morning we did some work in the pergola area — before it got too hot!
That glider with the red cushions looks nice but is a glorified cat bed, it seems. We're going to clean off/de-fur those cushions and devise a way to easily fold up & secure the bottom cushions, when not in use, so they're fit for human sitting upon!
We strung some new lights that I've had for a while and had beverages on the pergola last evening. SO NICE! I'll get those cushions cleaned up and you can come join us, ok?
I'll leave the light on for ya!