I found out yesterday that I won first place in the "Urban/Architectural Landscape" category in the Art Along the Creek show (yay for blue ribbons!). And second place in the "Figure/Portrait" category... that one really made me laugh, you all know I hardly ever paint people! And certainly not well enough to win an award :)
My birthday gift to myself was spending yesterday afternoon spring cleaning my studio, everything's so organized now! Almost ready for the upcoming studio tour. I'm starting a huge painting today, it barely fits on my easel, wish me luck :)
I keep seeing blog posts by other artists saying they're sick of the cold and sick of winter... well in Santa Barbara "winter" is never really here, so I can't say I'm sick of it, but I AM happy that the sun is starting to stay out later!
Zach and I headed out to First Thursday last night. And I was very happy to receive an award at the opening reception of SBAA's new show at the Channing Peake...