Thursday, May 29, 2014

Best of Show & $$!!

The first time I enter work in St Augustine's Art Association, Miniature Marks show, and I won Best of Show.  I submitted two Monotypes, 2013.  The new images of Horsebarn Hill, CT, and Indiana Byways, previously called Indiana Roads.  The funds for the BoS award were donated by Jean Wagner Troemel, and I'm Very Grateful!  I've spent many hours on Horse Barn Hill, and many drawing and paintings later, I have only begun to explore that imagery.

Miniature Marks is currently on display until May 31st, 2014.

And thanks to this Award, I will be submitting two works for the StAAA Honors Show, opening on Friday (First Friday) June 6th.  

I will post those works next week. 

Paradise Found

I've been living in St Augustine for just over a year now.  It's such a wonderful feeling to have found a beautiful and vibrant place to live and work.  This little bit of paradise has so much to offer.  I'm taking one day at a time, savoring each and every thing.  I have wonderful, interesting new, and some old, friends to spend time with, and share a meal at the dozens of delicious restaurants available to us.  I've been exploring the nooks and crannies of St John's County.  I will never run out of something to draw, paint or photograph. I've been having fun taking closeups of flowers, mostly roses, camellias, and the magnolias blooming on the tree in front of my home. 

As everyone I meet here says, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!