I received notification today that my painting titled "Daily" has been accepted in the Watercolor USA 2019 exhibition. Located at the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri, the exhibition will be on display June 7 through September 1st, 2019. My thanks to the judge, Dean Mitchell for choosing to include this painting.
As it has been awhile since I posted I can tell you I have remained busy. I have completed one painting and about to finish another. Spring has definitely arrived and I have been loving the view of my tree in the backyard which has blossomed beautifully this year. And the fragrance, I wish I knew the words to describe the smell but, alas, I am not a perfumer. For me though, it is the glorious fragrance of spring.
I continue to fill my spare hours (!?!) reading and enjoyed tremendously The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton. And I admit upfront that I did not catch on for quite some time. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore was right up there in my faves, quite fun. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick was good. Had some of the qualities of a book I read earlier, but I liked it just the same. I tend to like books in a series (sort of like paintings) and I completed two murder mysteries that are in separate series and liked them both. I added a couple of books to recommend to young readers, one being The House with a Clock in the Walls by John Bellairs. Did they make a movie based on this book? Don't know, but the book is intriguing. Also, Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman. This was really informative look at the relationship between the two brothers using their letters to each other. I really enjoyed it and it gave me a whole new perspective. You can't beat that. But, my favorite, bar none, was a book by Jason Fagone about Elizabeth Friedman titled "The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies". Let me just say I have a new hero. Back to my brushes.
"Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." - Saul Bellow