Thursday, May 22, 2014


 Trip update:
We had a long long drive but it was exciting to see the
St. Louis arch!  We had been up in the arch a few years
ago so we decided not to do that again.

We took an excellent Trolley Tour of the city.
And then visited and toured The Cathedral Basilica of St Louis.
Fabulous mosaics from floor to ceiling.

We finished our sightseeing day with dinner at
"Sweetie Pie's"  They have a reality show and
Linda was pretty excited to go there.  She even
got to see Tim.  They were filming while we ate.

Thursday was my teaching day at two elementary
schools in Belleville, IL.  I painted apples all day!

The show was OK.  Not quite as good as I had hoped
but the expenses were huge so it took a lot of paintings
to sell just to turn a profit.  While I was honored to be
accepted (picked only 105 artists/craftsman out of over
1000 applications)  I do not think I will return, but Linda
may have other plans in mind!  I got pretty nervous when
she questioned artists about the shows they do in CO and
So we returned safely with no issues and unpacked, laundry,
repacked and are ready for this weekend.

MAYFAIR Festival of the Arts
Held at the Allentown Fairgrounds
1950 Liberty Street, Allentown, PAFriday, May 23:     
4pm to 9pm
Saturday, May 24: 11am to 7pmSunday,
May 25:   11am to 7pm
Monday, May 26:   11am to 7pm

I am in the building... demonstrating, stop in and see me.
This show also features great music for only $5 for
a multi-day pass.  Great way to spend the weekend.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


I finished my four painting commission and they

picked them up!  The last painting is below.  So
I am free to get back to my regular work.

Track Update:  Tonight was the Jr. Hi. League Meet.
20 teams...
Our girls took 1st!!  and our boys 5th!
A great season... I love coaching.

Home Update:  While we are ending things like track
and my commission our traveling schedule is wicked.
Linda is busy organizing two shows back to back.
House sitter, framing, parents and cats.  One show is
indoors the next is outside so there is different show
equipment.  Clothes...  Meanwhile I opened up the
camper and bug bombed it, aired out and wiped down
because we need it in two weeks.  I also took down the
plastic walls from the porch, took houseplants outside.
This list goes on and on!

Painting Update:
Here it is... the last one.  

4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914
Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Click on the show for a discount coupon!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wednesday check in...

Still working on my set of commission paintings...
It is taking my every waking moment but all turned out
looking good.
Track Update: Still undefeated and only one more week
to go.  Our final invitational is next Thursday.

Home Update:  Linda did not meet her end of the 
month deadline for cleaning out the garage.  Two
things listed on Craigs List did not sell so she has to
come up with another plan.  Still some junk in there
to deal with but she is a little distracted with the
sunshine and her garden...  all to my benefit!

Painting Update:  I have the 3rd of my corporate
commission finished and the last one 1/2 done.
Here is #3 ~ I am selling beautiful lawn and flowers!

This weekends show:
A-RTS Rockville Town Square Arts Festival
held in
 Rockville, MDMay 3 from 11-6  and  May 4 from 11-5Booth #238 on E.Middle Lane
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