Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It's History

This is Jack and his family & a friend.  Jack is a serious art critic who loves my work and visits me regularly.

2 visitors help keep the flood waters out of my tent.

The 2014 SUMMER ART MARKET is history.  I had a great show...sold 17 paintings! Reconnected with old friends and made some new ones. I especially enjoyed spending the 2 days with my daughter and BEST HELPER, Casey. Swapped stories and dealt with the rising water with 2 lovely ladies all while hunkered down under the cover of my tent. Survived the rain (barely), and appreciate the friend and family who got soaked dismantling my display and tent in the pouring rain. It's all good.

Diehard art-lovers are NOT deterred.
The clouds are beautiful, but full of rain.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Remembering D-Day

Today is June 6th and we celebrate the men who fought and died 70 years ago on D-Day (the landing at Normandy). I am reminded in a very special way today by my French family and friends who keep the memory alive and are always eager to express their thankfulness to us, their American liberators.  My Dad was one of them.

My cousin, Jean Pierre, wrote to express his deep and heartfelt gratitude.  He was only about 5 years old at the time, but he remembers the joy of his parents when the GIs rolled into their little village in southeastern France in the army green jeeps.

The image above comes to you from my friend, Philippe, who has such a knack for photography.  The image was taken at one of the anniversaries of the liberation of Metz.  The beauty and message are shared with you too.

REMEMBER and ENJOY our freedoms!