The past two days have been very cold and yesterday was rainy all day. Less than ideal conditions for folks working on their performance sites and symposium installations. Araan got his stone into place yesterday and the concrete footing was done as well. Hopefully he can start placing the iron splash today. Tamsie is closing in on her table. Only Paige and Ojars are left to install. Ojars has several more clouds to cast so his sculpture won’t be ready to install until after the demo pour. Paige has painted her sculpture and just needs to get the stones into place in order to set the mitten. The village of sabile brought a generator to the park yesterday AM and I was able to finish welding the braces on “Pedvale Lightening” I have added a third brace and ,aside from removing a mound of dirt and dressing up the landscape, the sculpture is complete! I will post an image as soon as final clean up is done. Preparations for the conference are moving fast and more people show up every day. There must have been 50 people in the restaurant last night! The Dare ladies continue to do a fantastic job preparing huge delicious meals for the entire company. When the conference officially starts on Thur. the meals will be catered by a company from Talsi. Dare just doesn’t have the facilities to make that many meals. At this point, attendance is expected to top 150 people. Today I am scheduled to take my “Leipia lightening Bolt” to the Talsi Museum for the exhibition there. Ken took on the task of repairing the Pedvale small furnace for our performance and he will continue with that job today. We should be in pretty good shape for the last iron pour that we will do at Pedvale this year after tomorrow. My final tasks are to prepare my drawings for the Fire Drawing exhibition and to make the wood molds for my performance. We are all hoping for warmer drier conditions! Tweeted an image of Quadrant Stone this morning , it looks different after the rain than it does in sunshine. The pattern and grain of the granite is easier to see when the stone is wet. Keep following.