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).
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