Sometimes when we’re so stunned with emotion there is only one word that even remotely comes close to how we feel. The delightful characters Mary Poppins and Bert from the movie musical “Mary Poppins” said that it’s best to use the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as something to say when there’s nothing to say.
I will define what happened that leads me to use such a magnificent word in this post. I will never ever forget what happened on Wednesday, August 22nd 2012. Ever. A dream came true that I’ve had ever since I was a little girl and I was old enough to hold a paint brush. No other word could even come close to how I felt when I found out this grand news other than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Nope, I didn’t find a unicorn.
No, I didn’t find a DeLorean time machine, gun it to 88, and go back to Europe during the Renaissance period to live the rest of my life as a princess or queen.
No, I didn’t scientifically prove the existance of Bigfoot (or Sasquatch, if you’re fancy).
As you can see, I had some strange (mostly unrealistic) dreams when I was a little girl. Because, well, I was weird and am still weird or as my mother nicely describes me as “eccentric.” I think my weirdness in thoughts, actions, and artistic expressions have paid off though because…..
I was accepted into the exclusive Sawdust Art Festival of Laguna Beach!!!!!!
My mother took me to this festival when I was a little girl, and this thought always popped into my head, “I think my artistic voice has a place here! I want to be here!” I never verbalized this dream to anyone. It was always in the back of my mind though every time I visited this festival. To see this dream come to life is more than amazing. Not that long ago I was scribbling doodles with a desire to get back into a creative place in my life. Now I’m at this point and I’m so overjoyed and grateful I can hardly see straight.
I will be in the “Winter Fantasy” edition of the festival, which is amazing, because, hellooooo (pardon my “Clueless” movie moment)…Santa Claus will be there, they serve delicious food, there will be live entertainment, and amazing art all within a whimsical atmosphere that feels like it was ripped from the pages of a J.R. R. Tolkien book. It sounds really magical, and it really is! I should know. I’ve attended this festival almost every year for the past 20 years.
My name is not listed on the list of artists for the Sawdust Art Festival yet, but it should be soon. If you would like to come visit me in all of my excitable/spaztic glory, my booth number is offically #435. The dates of the Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art Festival will be November and December. The November dates are 17 & 18, 23, 24 & 25 and the December are 1, 2, 8 & 9.
For more information please go to http://www.sawdustartfestival.org/
To say I’m in a frenzy of disorganized bliss like a cartoon squirrel that found a treasure chest full of acorns would be a great understatement. Only a highly defined google calendar can help me keep focused on what I need to accomplish to get ready.
Off to sing the day away while I work, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocioussssssss….”