Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Artistic Weekend

This was quite an artist's weekend!

It began on Friday afternoon, getting judged into a local artists group.

Friday evening was the Middletown Area Art show - 2 out of 3 paintings I entered were accepted, even though they did not win a prize. However, like the Oscar winners always say - "it's an honor to be nominated." I do truly appreciate gaining acceptance into that show since it draws from a large area with some regionally and nationally-known artists.

Saturday was the Miamisburg Art Guild show - won second place in watermedia for my Sunlit Pears 2 (photo below). And in addition to that - something really fun and exciting happened to me!

As I approached my painting to place my ribbon the lady standing there said "Deb, sorry to be blocking your painting". I asked if she knew me and she told me she gets on my blog all the time! Wow! We spent several minutes chatting - so I now have to coin a word for her, unless one already exists in the blogging community - I'll call her my "Bloggerite". Her name is Gaylynn and that's her, on the left, standing in front of her painting of a little girl. She had another of horses - they are both very good! She and her sister were so nice!

So, all in all, a fun weekend - great weather, great friends, great art, spoke to some folks I've know a while, made a new acquaintance and my husband treated me to dinner on Friday night and paid me some high compliments!

I't doesn't get any better than that!

p.s. Does anyone know how I can superimpose a photo of Raquel Welch over mine in all future photos of me???????


Gaylynn said...

I had so much fun meeting you and your friend today! Getting my paintings in the show and making new acquaintances made for a great day! Thank you for including me and my painting in your blog. I hope to meet you again sometime. Until then I will keep reading you blog!

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations, Deb! Yep, it doesn't get any better than that! Isn't the internet and blogging fun - you find out you have friends all over you never knew about until they meet you in person and say, "Oh, I read your blog all the time!"
Raquel Welch? ha ha