Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Uppers and downers... but mostly uppers!

So I'm running without a camera this week. Its in the shop. (Canon has excellent customer service, by the way)

But that really doesn't matter much because I have done very little painting. I have been assembling canvas panels, cleaning brushes, trying to figure out what I did with that other tube of yellow, and sketching a lot, in a very mild attempt to plan the next painting.

And... I get to spend six weeks in Texas visiting family -starting Monday!! So I've been a little preoccupied with planning for that as well. My brother-in-law (Brad's doublemint twin) and nephew are coming up for a visit this weekend so I will probably get to paint on Saturday or Sunday. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Some really good news: I got a formal invitation today from Whistle Pik Galleries to participate in their 2009 Christmas Miniature show. The show will run for the month of December in the "Main Street" gallery, and the Show Reception/Artist's Wine Reception will be from 6 to 8 pm on Friday December 4. I will be there if anyone wants to come say howdy. I'll be posting the info again the closer we get to December.

And just when you think the deal couldn't possibly get any sweeter, it does. I get to see my family again when I go down for the show! Awesome! Its not exactly "home for the holidays," but its close enough. I haven't been in Texas in December in years and years. Maybe I'll get lucky and be there when the Kristkindl Market/festival is going on. How fun!

I get to be a tourist in my hometown! I appreciate the touristy stuff in Fredericksburg so much more now that I don't live there... aint that the way, though?

7 comments:

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Congratulations on the upcoming trip and the upcoming show in December! I love Fredericksburg, I am originally from San Antonio.

Sharlette said...

Yea! Sara painted. I knew there was some reason I liked you. You're from Texas! So am I. I am from Waco. I have lived in Oklahoma longer that I ever lived in Texas though. My daughter lives in Austin. congratulations and have fun. And sure glad to see you posting some paintings. And I have had my granddaughters here its been hectic, 2 years old and 7 months. Wonderful time love this age....

Marian Fortunati said...

Sounds like they are ALL uppers if you ask me!!

What great news.... well deserved congratulations are in order.

Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations, Sara!!! I will look forward to seeing your pieces in the Miniature Show - what an honor! Hey, will you be painting whilst in TX? I will be gone for the next two weeks, but it could be fun to meet up after that and paint! Austin is pretty close... ?

L.Holm said...

Bummer about the camera, but all the rest is great! Hope you have a great trip, and congrats on your inclusion in the miniatures show.
someday I'm going to get back to Texas. It's a happenin' state! :-)

Beverly Sams said...

Wow, you've really been busy since I last visited! Great Work and Congrats on the Whistlepik show! Look forward to seeing more....

Marian Fortunati said...

Do you get to paint during the six weeks in Texas or is it all talk and hugs and good things like that??