The town is called Rouleau. This is where the show 'Corner Gas' was filmed. In the show, the fictional town is called Dog River in case you were wondering. There is no river. : )
I had a booth in the Town Hall for the Farmers' Market on Saturday. In a couple of hours, I had all my threadpaintings sold to some very wonderful folks. (Thank you all!!). I got some great connections to art showings, opportunities to teach workshops, and future commissions. I think I made quite a few new fans. Reactions were very exciting for me to see!
Pictured above is my work in progress on the left, my photo to the right. Pictured below is the finished threadpainting. This was the first artwork to go!
|High on the Banks 2, 2014 (sold) 4.5x4.5"|
|There was a Riders Game to follow in Regina - so you'll see lots of people wearing green / team colour.|
There were two blocks of fans out on the mail street to be part of it. The organizers up on the mainstage cranked out the tunes of the intro & ending songs from the show's TV series while the camera crew walked through the crowd in an attempt to film EVERYONE there for inclusion in the movie credits. !! We were directed with particular clapping and shuffle steps. It was so fun. We were all a little star struck - super happy, clapping, smiling and dancing as they went through each song twice. The stars of the show stayed late to post with anyone who wanted a photo and get autographs signed. Brent Butt is known for being extremely gracious that way.
|I love my zoom lens. I took this from a half block away! : )|
I know. I know. He has a strange last name. It makes everyone giggle. Butt. It's real. It's likely how he became a comedian I suppose? My 8 yr old has never seen Corner Gas. When she heard what all this was about, she just stood there on the road and looked up at me with the most critical voice ever, "REALLY. Really mom? We came all this way for some guy named Brent BUTT!? His name is BUTT!? You have got to be kidding me."
Yeah honey. We did. : )
That's a wrap!