Even though I was never really away, away, I have spent the last 6-9 months readying our house for sale. De-personalizing, de-cluttering, painting, cleaning and throwing away old treasures, which on closer examination really weren’t treasures, has monopolizing my time. Now, the house has been listed for sale and I will wait out the rest of the adventure in my studio painting and staying out of my now perfectly clean and staged house.
But in spite of trying to completely focus on my house, there was another opportunity which came to me, one I could never pass up. It’s a silent art auction with 100% of the funds going to animal shelter and rescue groups. I just finished my piece for the auction, which will be held Satuday, May 14th, from 7-9 at the Monadnock Humane Society, Swanzey, N.H. I must say though that “Tigger” never chewed up any shoes. Tigger, my dog, in the painting, was a rescue dog. He was found as a puppy in a dumpster in Puerto Rico. I’ve had him about 2 years now and he’s a delight. Funds for the sale of this painting will go to SATO, Second Chance SATO Rescue.
Additionally I managed to involve myself in a group show of plein air artists.
“Loving the Land”,
May 3 –June 18,2011
Massabesic Audubon Center
26 Audubon Way
So, if you’re looking for something to do on Saturday evening and support a great cause, or have some time during the month on May to see “Loving the Land”, I invite you to do so.