Spring Fling is upon us again (see Spring Fling 2008) - SW Scotland's Open Studio Event - which this year runs from Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May.
Across the region around 80 or so artists, potters, photographers, sculptors and the like, fling open their studio doors for the public to come in, nose about, ask questions and, with luck, buy something. This year Maggie is also creating a collaborative piece, so visitors can add things to an artwork across the weekend.
Since being booted out of my study to give Rogan his own bedroom (see Homeless...), I've taken up residence in a small corner of Maggie's studio. However, Maggie has had to throw as much stuff out of her room as possible to make space for any visitors who turn up this weekend. This includes me.
I would have just plonked myself in the kitchen, but Rogan is baking cakes, scones, cookies and an assortment of tray-bakes as Saturday also happens to be Castle Douglas Food Town Day, where the street is closed and various food stalls are set up. Last year he sold out by 1.30pm (see Spring Fling is Over), so he's determined to have enough stock to feed a small continent this time.
Between the two of them then, there's a chaotic rage of energy, fear, excitement and panic in a churning, swirling vortex that threatens to engulf the world.
I'd feel happier if there was a table I could crawl under until the weekend is over.
Tune in next week to see if we survive.
Meanwhile, here's Maggie's promo video for Spring Fling. Do come along if you can.