So I have been on vacation with Gary, this week, near Orlando. Claremont to be exact on a lake, well maybe it is a pond, but either way the pools were wonderful. Due to the NON-ocean view resort, Gary has made sure all our time has been fun filled! Everything we did made my creative spirit inspired. Even if I am away from home I am always looking for inspiration.. One day we went to Cassadaga, Florida, if you follow the spirit world, you would know this is a little town devoted to psychics, mediums, and those who are interested in spirits or ghosts. I fall right in there.....so I was beyond excited., to experience the whole spiritual idea. I felt so relaxed, not a bit hot as we took a walking tours of the entire town. We ended up at the Cassadaga Hotel which is over a hundred years old. We enjoyed a great lunch and the unique gift shop. The best and most fun was talking Gary into letting me have a reading. I wasn't sure if it was with a psychic or a medium, but my appt was with Ginny. She is and astrologer, and a numerologist. She does see and hear spirits, but she read my numbers, and stars, and even tarot cards. What a great time. First thing she said was you are a cancer baby and you are very intelligent.......hahaha... I never thought of myself that way, but all week long I tormented Gary with those words.
With that said, I must use my intelligence in the decision making of last weeks post about shows. I sent my $30.00 entry fee in for the Palm Beach Watercolor Society Show. That will be in the Boynton Beach Library right in my neighborhood!. They usually let you know right before the show, so I can't share my status as of yet. For this show I will be judged with only other watercolor artists, which I like. I only have to drop off, attend the Artist Reception and then pick up when show is over. These few requirements make this a very easy show...and it is inside....... so it is air conditioned (YAY!!!!).
Another opportunity came from WITVA, Women in the Visual Arts. I was judged into this society a few years ago, but didn't keep up as a member as it was to far from my home. In my opinion it is a very prestigious society, This year they are sponsoring "Artful Spirit"a Art Show open to all Palm Beach County Artists, including me, at the West Palm Beach Armory Art Center.. I would feel very Honored to be judged into this show. Sometimes I feel a little intimidated when I know the competition, but I am putting on my big girl pants and entering. This is a $40 entry fee, also inside, and drop off, reception and pick up. Easy Peasy..
The big show I am concerned with is also at the Armory Art Center. It is a first time show and it is called "The Art Festival" at the Armory. This is a 2day event, Sat Dec 1 & Sun Dec. 2. Outside with the TENT....and all sides.. This is a big deal. I entered my 3 jpegs and applied my entry fee of $25. I will be notified about the acceptance on October 1st..... then I will have to pay my $125. tent fee. I think this will be a successful show, and I hope to be in on the first Art Fest. I will be working hard from Oct 1st until show to be ready. Phew...... I am nervous an confident at the same time.
Stay tuned as I just received two more notifications of Art Shows, Continuum, and aslo The Elliot Museum. I hope to have notifiation of acceptance, and more information on the next two shows. Until next week happy painting>>>
First one is: Dancing Flamingos
Second one is only beginning...................bye for now!