today is my birthday. The first thing out of Hubby's mouth was..I am going to the store, getting fixings for chili so you can make some for my barbecue tonight at work!!! I had to hurry up and get some coffee in me so I didn't snap at him...Getting prickly in my old age! What does it say about me when I am looking forward to my day alone..since Hubby and youngest son are going to be at work all day?
I went last night to help an artist friend with her open studio, part of a gallery stroll. She was anticipating a crowd because she had been invited to do caricatures of some news people on the early show on tv. She is good at it but the crowds never descended. Too bad. She wanted me to take the money for her sold artwork while she worked the room. I really think it is a good idea as I am sure I lost some customers because I was wearing too many hats at my open studio.
Colleen also does very traditional watercolors but her technique is very good. She had bought some of my bookmarks and then gave them back to me framed professionally!! How sweet!
And she did a fun caricature our our friend Nancy, who does encaustic and abstract paintings. Nancy gave me 3 sheets of lovely paper made from rusted rice paper..awesome.
and this is how it looked this morning
and Amy wanting to play