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Summer: Colds and shows.

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 7:40 PM

I have been under the weather since my last blog, having the misfortune to have caught a particularly nasty bug causing constant coughing, loss of voice and fatigue. However, the show "must go on" and last Saturday was the first of the summer shows that I'm participating in this season. It's one of my favourite venues, taking place in a beautiful garden centre in Meaford known as Ormsby's. I was in the greenhouse surrounded by spectacular plants and flowers. As it's my fourth time in this particular show, I was happy to see familiar faces as well as meeting some new artists and artisans.

Naturally my voice decided to desert me during the hours of the show and it was a bit of a challenge engaging in conversation with the visitors, but with a steady supply of water and cough drops, it was at least manageable.

I received a wonderful compliment on one of my paintings, a 12" x 12" piece entitled 'Early Macs'. I painted it from a photograph I took, a downward view of a box of apples that our neighbour was kind enough to give us one Autumn. The person who purchased it said it gave her chills....and that she'd been looking for that exact piece for ten years. I think that might be the nicest thing that anyone has said to me regarding my work.

I can't quite get my head around the fact that it's almost the end of June. I am always amazed at the speed at which the summer months seem to go by, and of course that thought is always promptly followed by "why can't winter go by that fast...?". We have had a lot of rain lately which has saved me from having to water my vegetable garden. Some say that a wet summer will result in a dry winter....maybe it'll be worth it.

See you in July! Have a blessed week.

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