It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, September 9, 2016

Putting my art "out there"

Our local art center has ongoing juried shows each year.
I finally summoned up my courage and entered three of my paintings.
All were accepted and last night we attended a reception and public viewing.
That was a new experience!  
I am accustomed to cheering my children, and their children on in their endeavors.
Time to be my own audience.
We will see where it takes us.

This was one of the paintings that I entered

And this is my "salute to fall"
It was hard to get a photo of this.  It is layers and layers of leaves.
The bottom layer was gold.
And Fall is upon us (still 92 degrees here) 
In Florida, fall means school starts and hurricane season.  It has no impact on our temperatures.

Wishing everyone a Happy PPF!!

My beautiful cattleya 'Mario Lanza' #16 is covered in buds.  When it is done I think we will
have over 60 beautiful orchid blooms.


  1. WOW! BIG congrats to you! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. congrats! Beautiful paintings, and a gorgeous bloom. Happy PPF!

  3. Congratulations; Happy PPF

    much love...

  4. Beautiful warm fall colors in your painting. Love all the leaves. It's hot here in VA also but I live just inland enough to miss most of what hurricanes do.

  5. Hi Susan! What a beautiful post. I actually opened up your painting of leaves to see it closer. Wow, the layers, colors, all fantastic. Congratulations on the jury show. Your artwork needs to be in a show to be seen by everyone! How exciting! Hope you post your opened buds on your orchids.

    We are still in the low 90s. Luckily Fall will bring cooler weather and hopefully rain...lots of rain.
    Happy PPF! Hugs, Rasz

  6. Congratulations! No wonder it was accepted, it's beautiful!

  7. Ohhh Susan these are amazing. The rich colors and the way it all lays is truly stunning. Wishing you all the luck in the show.

  8. What a wonderful salute! I cannot wait for the fall. Happy PPF! xo

  9. Beautiful work, all the best of luck!! So excited for you!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Fantastic news, congrats...what a super beautiful painting...really stunning! Shine on!
    Happy PPF

  11. Congratulations on getting into the show! Your art is gorgeous, I love it. The flower is so pretty too.

  12. YAY! Bravo to you for putting your art "out there" Susan! It's a beautiful painting. You belong "out there" as much as anyone else does. 92 degrees... yikes. I always look forward to the cooler weather, so i'm not so sure I'd do so well in Florida. :) Have a great week! xx

  13. Wish I could stand in the gallery and loudly applaud your pieces. Beautiful work!


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