Martin showed up at Beechcliff Lodge this morning 6:30am. He waited patiently on the lovely white wicker porch furniture until someone let him in. He's patient, and the time alone with nature is restorative.
I'd started packing after we hung the show and finished our wrap up meeting with the organizers. We had pizza and drinks, and Betty and John even brought a quart of their neighbor's homemade blackberry wine, more like moonshine!
Martin and I had all the gear, clothes, framing stuff in our cars by 7:30am, and sat talking with Bridgette and Doreen. We were having breakfast at Charlotte and Dale's at 8:00am. Dale makes a mean crêpe, which we completed with butter, blueberries and real maple syrup. So good.
Then off to the museum for the show from 10am - 3pm. 96 paintings by 5 artists were hung. Six of mine are now living with their new owners! My "Mushroom, Moss and Beech Roots" painting was sold out the back of Martin's car because the purchaser arrived after the paintings were packed up. She'd stopped by to see my paintings at the lodge on Friday morning, and she had an idea of what she liked. So glad that people who love and appreciate nature are the owners of my work from this exhibition. Thanks to all who came today.