When Carol Carter visited this week, she left behind some pretty little things for me, as a thank you for helping her set up the program and pack up after - and for spending the night at our house.
I was thrilled to get one of her silk scarves from her "Bubbles" show - she brought several and sold them all here - the women loved them and bought one for themselves and one for a friend or daughter after the program.
Love the puffer and seahorse, two of my all time favorite sea critters!
A friend of Carol's made these necklace bobs featuring her critters from the "Bubbles" show - and I put a silver chain on mine. Isn't she gorgeous?
And lastly, Carol gave me one of her bubble wands (also made for her show). It has a small image of her's on the paper at the top and is a pretty little bubble wand. Will be fun to try it out this summer.
Sweetie treated us to a visit at the Newport Aquarium the day Carol drove in (and then she treated us to a Dewey's Pizza - YUM). We even walked over to Art on the Levee to see some of the artwork hanging. Not a single watercolor painting in the gallery but Carol did get to see some of Jerry's cards and magnets he sells there.
I am reworking a couple of small paintings I was unhappy with - birds. Will show when they dry. And I am almost done with the full sheet Roseates Rising painting, but have another in mind (that way I can choose which one I like the most for the July 1 entry into the Viewpoint Show).
Shows coming up:
July 1 entry deadline = Cincinnati Art Club annual Viewpoint show (juried)
July 8 entry deadline = Southeastern Indiana Art Guild show (open entry but prizes awarded)
August 1 entry deadline = Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society show (open entry but prizes awarded)
I think I'll put birds in every one. Afterall, they seem to resonate with me and I should probably sit down and think about why...freedom, lightness, beauty, fragility, etc?