I haven’t posted for a long time. My husband was sick and my family and I were spending a lot of time at the hospital and nursing home. He passed away in July without suffering for too long. So now the long journey back to a new “normal” for me.
Since he was a big supporter of me doing the outdoor art shows, I returned to them in August. It’s been good to share my art once again, but bittersweet as I miss my “set-up guy.”
In August at the Art Guild of the Kennebunks show, Aurora Borealis won first place in the mixed media category. Then on the same weekend my booth won first place in the mixed media category at the Brunswick, Maine Art Festival. I was thrilled about both awards. I’ve had several other awards this summer: Boats at Rest – Honorable Mention, Saco Bay Artists Show in July; Tumbling Lilies – Third Place, Saco Bay Artists Show in August; Out for a Stroll – Honorable Mention at the Saco Bay Artists Show in September; and A Pop of Purple – Marea Lehman Prize at the Saco Bay Artists Show in September.
So there are some positive, heart-warming things happening. I’m back in the studio working and looking forward to finishing the outdoor show season in mid-September.