Friday, May 19, 2017


25x29  Pink Beauty  $2500.

The track Banquet is over and that wraps up the season.  I took two days to do a little work on our popup camper so its ready to roll in June.

Remember I said I printed my blog into books with BlookUp, well they did a little interview and its on their site.  Click here to read it.  I recommend them to anyone who wants to print their blog or facebook pages.
Here are other links:
They were great to work with.

Monday, May 15, 2017


I will start with the most important news!  Warwick M.S. Track...Both our boys and girls were undefeated this year 7-0!  And to top off the season both boys and girls took 1st at the Lancaster Lebanon track meet with 26 teams!  I have been thinking back over my coaching career and I started
at Warwick in 1996 as a volunteer for a club team.  Then in 1998 the school made it part of the sports program and I volunteered two more seasons.  Then in 2001 I became a paid coach. My Head Coach Brett Miller has been a friend and a leader for my 21 years.  We share the same coaching philosophy and love of the kids.  Here we are at the end of our League Meet, notice the big smiles!
Shout out to a job well done!

Now a show update...
Williamsburg was HOT! 91 and Linda hated the heat!  The good thing was she was able to meet with her brother Jimmy who lives there.  We had a great dinner together.

The next show was local in Womelsdorf, and it was drizzly and cold.  There we sat all bundled up.
So when last weekend popped up with rain all Saturday I made the big decision not to attend the show in Hershey.  We both just could not face a day outside.  I almost never bag a show but there are limits...  
BlookUp interviewed me and will post something on Friday 5/19 all because I turned my blog into books!

Personal update...
Had a dentist appointment today.  Tomorrow Linda gets knee shots.  Thursday is our track banquet. As you can see I am not getting much painting accomplished!  And then for the exciting part, we leave at the end of the week for 10 days in France, concentrating on the Loire Valley.  Linda found this great $399 round trip on British Airways, who can turn that down!  Spending the time with friends makes it all the sweeter.  I will be painting France when I return so get ready.   I may post some photos of France on my Facebook page (Andy Smith Artist).  I promise I will come back refreshed and ready to wow you with new work!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

check in...

Ok, so I need to say I am absorbed in track. It is hard to get much else accomplished! You should know by now that I coach Warwick M.S. track as a sprint coach.  The season is at the finish line.  We finished all the dual meets and we are 7-0 both boys and girls.  WooHoo!!  A great season.  Next week is the big invitational...   My job is to give them skills, vision, and encouragement. The kids do all the hard work.  I am so very proud of the team!

As for painting, not much happening!  I have one I have been playing with for a few days.  I did get the van packed today since it is to rain tomorrow. Set up was also scheduled tomorrow so I will need to wait and see what the weather brings.

The Show:

Artisans in the Park
Saturday, May 6 from 9 to 4
Held at Conrad Weiser Homestead
28 Weiser Lane (off Rt 422) Womelsdorf PA
free admission ~ rain or shine