Oil on canvas, 30x36
The Paradise City show gave us New England at its gnarliest: raining, frigid, with gusting wind - but people came out to the show anyway, had springtime fun in wintertime weather, looked, oohed and aahed - and bought art. I wore pretty much all the clothes I'd brought, and then I bought a hat, and happily wore a scarf that a friend and collector lent me.
Friends and family visited, too, surprising and delighting me, and making the show feel like a homecoming. What a treat!
In terms of sales, the show was a little slow for me until the end, when the Oklahoma Cowscape sold. In past years, I have been juried into the spring and fall shows there in Northampton. This year, I am thinking of doing a different show Columbus Day weekend, one that is less expensive and closer to home.
I am studying, learning, asking questions, trying new things, and this is one idea that has struck me - that maybe, a spring show and fall show in the same place, year after year, is too much. Bud, the mobile maker, told me he is heading to the Midwest for shows this summer. People have told him they have as many mobiles as they are going to buy. So I will find out from him if this idea of changing venues works.
Meantime, I am in a brand-new-to-me show this weekend, in Frederick, MD. Artists I've spoken to who have been in this show say it's a lovely event, and fun! I am going to be in Booth 78, and from what I can tell from the map, I am right in front of Ben and Jerry's.
Click here for more info on the show - and if you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!
Here's me in my new hat:
And here is the Dog of the Day!
It's Xena, who lives with my friends Tiffany and Bruce Williams, and their son Devin.
Xena is a dear girl, patient and kind - and she puts up with a lot, especially with the homeless pets the Williams family fosters.
Want your dog to be Dog of the Day? Send me a photo!