Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Kind and Generous
Here's the second of those. :D
Yesterday I talked about my wild and crazy Saturday - well, our Sunday was pretty full too! My friend Casey is going into the Navy in about a week and there was a going away party for him at his dad's house. Casey's aunt (his dad's sister) happens to be one of my oldest Fondy friends, Suze Fiebig (this happens a lot in Fond du Lac - everyone is connected somehow).
Suze and I go way back - I met her in '99 when we were both ushering for Fond du Lac Community Theatre. She admitted to me some years back that when she first met me, she thought I was Squaresville but then soon realized that I was anything but (this is the first impression I make with a lot of people, I think - I don't dress funky AT ALL, my hair is short and very mom-like and I use a lot of 50-cent words. But then they get to know me and I think that impression changes). :D
Back in 2001, Suze opened a gallery called EC2. It featured local artists and it was housed in this beautiful Tudor-style home. There were fabulous exhibits and receptions and I loved it there. It was my first encounter with the artists in our area and although I certainly didn't include myself in their circle, I knew then that I liked this group of people. I never dreamed that I'd be one of them someday!
It was around this time that my circumstances changed and my first husby and I separated and then divorced. I sort of dropped out of sight for awhile and I also started working full time. I would see Suze occasionally because she was a member of the Home Builders Association where I worked and her beautiful photography graced my office's walls. When I started working for The Reporter, though, I didn't see her for quite a while, as sometimes happens when one switches jobs. When we would get together, though, it was always a blast.
Then I quit my job and we formed Fond du Lac Visual Arts.