Last weekend I was at the Village Art & Craft Fair in Asheville, a show in the lovely setting of the grounds of All Souls Cathedral. The weather gods were very kind. There was quite a lot of rain forecast for the weekend, which couldn't help but put a damper on the artists' spirits.... and every now and then you'd see one of us step out of our booth for a good look at the sky. However we only got a couple of short and light showers on Saturday. Not a drop on Sunday, at least during the show. In the afternoon, those of us with a radar app on our phones were monitoring a monster line of storms coming in from Tennessee, and from around half an hour before closing you started hearing the unmistakable clankety-clank of show booths being dismantled in an effort to out race the inevitable storm. Ron and I really put the pedal to the metal and packed up in record time, the blackening sky to the west always in our peripheral vision. We got out in time, whew!
This was a good show for me, with lots of scarves finding new wearers. I was excited to sell one of my larger paintings to someone who has a second home in Costa Rica... the perfect home for these macaws! I must admit that I will miss Jungle Blues though. It's one of my absolute favorite paintings, intricate and in a series of raised layers (which I'm afraid the photo doesn't show well). It lived above our fireplace and made Ron and I feel like we were back in the tropics. I hope it will give the new owner as much pleasure!
Reproductions of Jungle Blues are available here, if you'd like to own a little slice of the tropics yourself!