Saturday, July 2, 2011


Marilyn Bishop, the founder of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, could not make the opening to our June watercolor show so she asked me to take photos - which I did.  Sweetie took a bunch, too.  I sent Marilyn some since she was in charge of publicity for the show. 

Much to my surprise, she put my photo in my local newspaper (a freebie they toss onto the driveway every so often and I rarely open and read).  I didn't know until Sweetie brought it home with him last night after his photography group meeting.  A neighbor in the same subdivision and a member of the TriState Photography Group, saw it and saved it to give to me.  How nice is that?

So here I am, in all my glory, with my yellow ribbon painting! (Must have been a slow news day!)  Sweetie took that photo of me.


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Any publicity is good publicity, as long as they spell your name right! That is my philosophy, anyway. Congrats on the mention in the paper, I do love that painting and you complement it well standing in front of it.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

How lovely to know what you look like!! Agreed a lovely thing to save the newspaper for you and a delight to have that yellow ribbon on your crow painting. I assume you had an award during the show - well done. Its been a great series.

laura said...

You and the painting, and the ribbon!, look fabulous. You are too modest!!

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Rhonda,
No Blues for you today, you publicity-hogging superstar! Rainbows and Unicorns, too.
It's gotta be secretly, great fun, in spite of your kind, modest and humble nature.
You're lucky, too! Thanks to the Internet, you don't have to scarf-up hundreds of copies to clip the photo to send to your family and friends! Ah-h-h, the joys of technology.
Enjoy the BB King today.

Carol Blackburn said...

How awesome is that! Very nice Rhonda.

RH Carpenter said...

You're right, Susan, as long as it's not the police reports! ha ha

Joan, thanks :) The awards (which were the ribbons + cash to the top 3 winners) were given out at the opening on June 4th.

Laura, thanks, see how I coordinated my jewelry with my painting? ha ha

Gary, no blues for me - it's been fun to get my 2nd ever award (I got one a long time ago for a paint out event)

Thanks, Carol!

David and Brenda Knoll said...

Good job, Rhonda, congratulations!!!

Lady Bastrop

Anonymous said...

This is just fantastic!
Your necklace matches your painting!!!! Frame up the article and put it on your studio wall next to your ribbon.

jgr said...

What a fun surprise to see your art and your face in the paper!!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Congratulations, Rhonda! The picture looks great and I like the fact that your necklace matches the background of your award-winning painting:-)

Vicki Greene said...

I love it when my artist friends become famous!

Sadami said...

Yahooo,Rhonda! Congrats for a paper article!! Exposure to massmedia is critically important for artists. Go for it. And your talk of "Sweetie" is so lovel.
Cheers, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Hey, Lady B! Glad you stopped by and took the time to comment :) Stay in touch!

Thanks so much, Jane, Christiane, Vicki and Maggie. Vicki, I know what you mean - it is really a pleasure to see artist friends of mine in the papers or get awards, too.

AutumnLeaves said...

It is a lovely photo! And you've made the paper! A double dose of wonderful!