Tuesday, October 15, 2019

August to October What!?

Good Grief - where has the time gone???

Highlights of the last few months:

Started working on some holiday themed works for our neighborhood Art Show planned for October and managed to get the September challenge (cats) completed - although not in time for our meeting - since we were on vacation for two weeks. Okay that gobbled up several wonderful days of planning, packing, eating and exploring.  Already planning to go back next year - YAY!

As soon as we got back, entered two shows and super-delighted to find out that one received an Artist Recognition Award - 3rd Place Oil.  This show was to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Loudoun Sketch Club that I joined last March.  I had no idea they awarded ribbons and have never won any sort of recognition for a painting - what a high!  Perhaps not the best photo and the white ribbon is rather low-key, but I am still ecstatic over the whole thing.  My guess is around 100 paintings were hung.  Check it out:

Mandarin Debut 10 x 20"


Happy that several paintings brought some joy to others - either online or at the neighborhood sale (pretty good for a two hour event).



Also, this adorable kitty is headed to a new home as a very special gift - mum's the word for now tho.

Couch Potato

My turn for the October challenge which I still haven't done, but it's on the to-do list!  Busy time of year.   Will start posing the holiday paintings over the next several days.

Enjoy, life is joy we make one moment at a time - Johnna

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