Monday, September 26, 2011


A week ago I was celebrating having 150 followers on my blog and said I needed to hear from my new follower #150 to receive a painting from me.  He never contacted me - so that means #s 149 and 151 will get paintings from me - if they contact me and give me their mailing addresses.  (Contact me here as a post and then email me - see top of  sidebar info for my email addy.)

I will post a few small paintings and you can choose what you'd like!  So let me know you're reading and watching and would like a painting - or I figure the followers sign up for these things and then forget all about them so it really doesn't mean anything...

I will need to hear from
Alicia or Paco
if they are interested in a small painting being mailed to them.

Until then, here are some photos Sweetie took at the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society show at the Evergreen center that opened yesterday - and the award winners this time.

The winners who were at the show when the awards were announced - Left to right = Susan Grogan (Third Place), Joan Ammerman (First Place), Ritzie Junker (Honorable Mention), R.H. Carpenter (Honorable Mention).

Gaylynn Robinson (Second Place) was not at the show and neither was Yuriko Kudo (Honorable Mention).

This is me, playing Vanna White next to my painting of my Hot Pink Flamingo.

Somehow, in all the bustle, Sweetie didn't get a photo of Ritzie's painting :(


Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda,
What a big heart and generous!! Come on lucky followers!
BTW, you look really nice in the photos.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Rhonda. Great pictures of you!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

First,,,congrats on your show and heck,,,if I had known that number 150 gets a painting I would have waited awhile longer to follow....if the next two people don´t contact you you could always give it to follower 77...she would like it ,,,I am sure of that:)

hw (hallie) farber said...

Congrataulations. Have something ready for the next announcement.

RH Carpenter said...

Ah, perhaps people sign up and then forget? Or maybe they don't want a painting? Or who knows? Thanks, anyway, Sadami and Christiane :)

Thanks, Cynthia. I wonder if I will hear from them? Or not?

Hallie, not sure what your post means? Does this mean that Topomax is working on my brain already and I'm becoming stupid or did I just not get the comment? Next announcement?

Carol Blackburn said...

Well, congratulations Rhonda that is wonderful!

Gaylynn said...

Rhonda, Thank you so much for the exciting news of winning second place! I owe you for the information, posting the painting and getting my paintings to the exhibit. Lunch is on me in our future!

Jane said...

Congratulations! and for the rest...just like Cynnie :-)

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
What a great photo of you and your ribbon! And obviously without a migraine. Must've been a great day.
Congratulations and keep on, keepin' on.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Well done Rhonda - an award at the prestigious Cincinatti show for your colourful flamingo - so deserved.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol :)

Gaylynn, I was so pleased when they called your name!! ha ha Perhaps a Starbucks will do :) Maybe wait and see how big that check is first? ha ha

Thanks, Jane and Gary; Joan (not quite a prestigious show but it's our annual show so everyone knows it! ha ha). I now have 2 yellow ribbons - but blue is my favorite color! ha ha

Ann Buckner said...

Congratulations Rhonda. Great photos and so fun to see you and your painting.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Ann.

Cindi said...

vanna you are pretty darn cute.. love the hair...
congrats on the award!!

laura said...

Oh the colors in that flamingo painting are luscious--love the warm shadow. Flamingos are just such a great shape! And you look fab! What a great show; congratulations.
Wish I were 149, 150 or 151!!

Marilyn said...

Congratulations on being a winner again. I am always happy when you receive recognition. Your work makes me smile!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Cindi :) I have a good stylist but my hair basically just does what it wants! ha ha

Laura, you complimenting me makes me smile because you definitely are someone I want to paint like when I grow up!!

Marilyn, thanks! Missed you at the opening - it was a good reception and I was surprised :)