Thursday, July 29, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
What a glorious weekend we've had. We didn't get to the cabin until nearly 10 Friday evening as we had a function to attend but better late than never. It's always the best when I am able to get up early in the morning at the cabin and make my way to our fabulous screened porch. Hot coffee, birds starting to wakeup the morning and a good book in hand, I am in my happy place.
Saturday was a wet morning so The Hubby had to wait to mow and do a bit of yard work in our small little yard. We were having guests for dinner, ribs and he needed to clean up the tall grass. Me, I sat quiet contentedly in my chair and finished reading a 400 page book and started in on another. All the while I loved watching my bird feeders which were full with goldfinches, indigo buntings, purple finches, black-capped chickadees...oh there were tons of wonderful birds. I could spend all day just watching, and I do.
We had a wonderful evening of guests for dinner, lots of laughter, chitter-chatter. After a bit we girls took a nice golf cart ride just to get out. By the time we got back the sprinkles started so everyone decided to head back to their respective cabins to await the rain. We have a metal roof on our cabin so listening to the rain is wonderful to sleep under.
Sadly, much too soon it is time to head back to reality, home and work.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Imagine my surprise yesterday when I received the email with the juried results notification one of the many art competitions I enter . It was from NOAPS (National Oil Painters of America) 2021 Associate Online Exhibit along with 150 other works. I am very honored to be in this show . I was sitting at the table working a jigsaw puzzle when the email came in. I had totally forgotten that the 15th was the day for notifications. I guess being turned down so many times I had just given up hope. Snicklefritz was sitting next to me when I logged into the website and there it was a green circle with a check mark. I squealed! I honestly had forgotten what painting I had even entered and was thrilled to find it was my first landscape to even get into any show. I know I've gotten into Allied Artists in NYC and gotten in twice but this one is different. There are three top groups/shows I've tried to get into and NOAPS was one. The other two are Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society. This one is online only so I don't have to ship anything. I think the 26th is another notification for different paintings. Let's see what happens with those show!