Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thanks Gainesville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, and Lakeland

Beyond being a huge success, the last several shows have been outstanding experiences. My husband Simo and I have loved visiting some of the greatest southern cities, and have had the privilege of meeting some amazing people. Art buyers have great genetics: they're smart and savvy, interesting, fun, and unique! Thanks to all who have adopted my work - I am most grateful.

We have also had the pleasure of eating at some great restaurants along the way. It is now an official ritual that whenever we go to Birmingham, Alabama, our first night is dinner at Jim-n-Nick's BBQ, where the restaurant's motto is "lower and slower". (To Simo's amazement, I have no difficulty finishing a half-slab of their baby-back ribs!) After setting up our display for the 4Bridges Show in Chattanooga, we made our way to Rembrandt's Coffee Shop in the Bluff View Arts District where we had cheesecake and cappuccino. Of course not every meal is a feast - we religiously pack sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, and lots of water to balance out the trip.

My garden is coming alive (pictured here) with something new blooming each week - what a joy to be back home for a couple weeks. Now it's time to get back to work in the studio. Each morning is a gift, a chance to give of yourself and experience life fully. I'll be posting photos of new paintings soon!

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