I have had a great week so far! First, my sweet (and gorgeous) friend Kathie Vezzani (Washington State) sent me an amazing "open letter" called Dear Gorgeous Girl. It was just the perfect way to start the day. I encouraged her to post it on her blog so everyone else could enjoy it as well.
Next, I went to the mail box and there.....completely unexpectedly....and in a beautifully decorated envelope, was the sweetest little handmade owl from my (also sweet and gorgeous!) friend from Canada, Tammy McGee.
These 2 amazing people are representative of the wonderful, life-changing event known as ARTFEST! I first went to Artfest 5 years ago. I went alone but made fast friends immediately (with my Artfest Other-Half, Cheryl McLeod). It was such an inspiring event that I came home, changed my whole artistic life and by the next year, I was teaching there! Every year I meet people that stay in my life. It is so refreshing to have an extended family of like-minded artists who are so accepting and encouraging. Please look into the event. It will change your life!
One final thing (really 2 final things!): Here are 2 paintings from this week. The first is one of the black and white drawings from last week.
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