thursday night was the last we art women fundraiser for the women's and children's alliance. the event started 18 years ago and was held in a local club. it is one of the places i first got up my nerve to put my art out there. i actually sold some pieces. i also met zella, a fine artist who is one of the kindest, most encouraging women i know. she always recognized me and made me feel like a "real" artist.
5 years ago, zella asked me to co-chair the event. her plan was to turn it over to me eventually, but i didn't feel like i could take it on, and the rest of the committee was done too, so this was the last year.
and it was a great event. turnout was high, people had fun, we sold some art & lots of silent auction goodies and were treated to a fabulous performance by the divas of boise, a group of local women musicians who have supported the event since the beginning.
with vacation & we art women behind me, things should slow down & get back to normal (whatever that is!) i did manage to photograph the first flowers today-
and walk the dogs, get some yardwork in, celebrate a birthday and squeeze in a smidge of studio time. more of that tomorrow for sure.