This is a photo of the church in Abiquiu. I'm working on a painting for someone right now of this beautiful church, which I WISH I had seen in person (that's my next trip - that and Chimayo). I ran errands ALL day today and came home too tired to do anything, although I did make sure I rode the bike for 25 minutes and applied ice to my knees.
I am getting up really early tomorrow to go to the Farmer's Market and see what goodies I can find. I also hope to clean my studio, finish up two paintings over the weekend, and do a little "playing" (what my favorite cousin and I call driving around looking at houses, antique stores and whatever else we can find).
Then on Monday I start painting nonstop for Weems Artfest. I will try my best to slip in a daily painting as often as possible. I'll be sure to show some of those Artfest paintings from start to finish, so you will get a good look at my process.
Also, my painting for the Balloon Fiesta was picked up today. They will be selling giclees (basically really nice prints on canvas) of the painting at Balloon Fiesta park all during the Fiesta. They will be $25. If any of you would like one, let me know, because we're trying to figure out a way that I can also sell them from my blogsite.
I saw the first little yellow leaves on the ground today and I know fall is just around the corner. I love fall and winter - to me they are a time of renewal and warmth. Family and Friends. Connection and Coziness. I must be feeling nostalgic because I just want you all to know that I treasure all the friends I have made on this site and I love the comments, the feedback, and it makes me feel so good to know that what you think I am creating is worthwhile. Enjoy your long weekend. Love,