Thursday, August 13, 2015

Backyard Birds

Love the goldfinches- so bright, cheery and hungry! I wish they would stay still so I could paint them better, but they are quite busy.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Lavender Fest 2015

This year's lavender fest was bigger than ever!  I have to say I've never experienced anything quite like it.  There were about 5000 people in attendance-it was finally gorgeous summer weather and it seems like everyone from near and far came to pick lavender and buy buy buy! I was running out of prints and notecards by the end of the first day, and never sat down, ate, or used the restroom from 7 am to 3 pm!
My wonderful hardworking friend Julie hustled alongside me all day and came bright and early the next day to package up more items.  Lots of originals sold as well, and there were some tender stories to go along with them about how they reminded people of their children, or flowers their mother gave them, or a special place they had visited.  It was all so rewarding and reminds me of why I paint in the first place.

My sherpa Julie on the left.
Loads of lavender
People in the tent all weekend!
Even the dogs love lavender. :)