I have just returned from a work-related trip to Seattle which was intense but wonderful. I actually made it to Starbuck's mecca - Pike's Place Market - and enjoyed a Chai Tea Latte from the very first Starbuck's location. I love ocean, so it was fabulous to be able to watch the ships, and see the lights dance across the water in the evening. Needless to say, I got no painting done this week, so I will have to work hard to catch up!
Today I got notification that 5 of my paintings have been juried into an art show in Calgary, Alberta that I am very excited to be a part of. What is so cool about this show is that a portion of the price paid for each painting (if each sells, that is) will go to support compassion and justice projects in Central America and Africa. What gave me such pleasure in painting will give another pleasure to own, and at the same time give a child in desperate circumstances food, clothing, and medicines to treat HIV/AIDS. What could be better than that?