Someone flipped a switch, and it finally feels like fall. Cooler nights, cooler days, clouds, and last week we even got some rain! After a long, hot summer, the change in weather is so welcomed. Never mind that I have felt cold ever since the cooler temperatures arrived! (poor desert girl) The other sign of fall in the desert is the bi-annual appearance of circling turkey vultures in the sky. Western turkey vultures migrate south for winter, moving through Central America. Sometimes, they travel as far as Venezuela, Columbia and Ecuador. You can read more about this amazing bird here.
I am happy to announce that the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2016 was a great event! I had a busy weekend of sales in 29 Palms over the weekend of September 17th & 18th, AND my "Supersized" jackrabbit was awarded an honorable mention during the awards reception on Saturday night! I even got my picture in the Hi Desert Star. If you haven't seen the show at the 29 Palms Gallery, this is your last chance! The show comes down this Sunday, October 2nd. Gallery hours are noon to 3 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. The gallery is located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive in 29 Palms, CA.
I have also been busy getting some new paintings finished for the opening this Saturday at Old Town Gallery & Gifts in Yucca Valley, CA. The opening is from 6 to 9 pm, and I will be showing with Chuck Caplinger. I hope you will stop in to see the new work, listen to some music, and enjoy a glass of wine with us! Old Town Gallery & Gifts is located at 55922 Twentynine Palms Hwy. in Yucca Valley.
It looks like once a week is too ambitious for me to post on the blog, so now I have decided that maybe twice a month is more reasonable. After all, getting in the studio and painting is the most important use of my time, isn't it? I leave you with one of the new paintings that will be debuting this weekend in Yucca Valley.