I finished my latest miniature painting, “Leo and the Ladies”, just in time for the SEWE show in Charleston. The size and format was really nice to work with, however, playing up the colors in the painting was the most enjoyable part. It sold right away at its debut at the show this weekend. After returning home later tomorrow, Wes and I plan to finish up a couple of more paintings that we are working on for the Nature Works show in Tulsa next week.
On the way to the show this past Wednesday, we stopped by the Spartanburg Art Museum to see the exhibition, “Paws and Reflect; Art of Canines” show. What a beautiful facility, their new museum! It so nicely presented and displayed the exhibition. Wes and I have six paintings that are included in this show. We met with the director of the museum, Scott, who graciously gave us a nice tour of the new cultural center. We always enjoy seeing these shows, so this stop over was a nice treat!
Thursday morning was spent setting up and getting ready for the show. It started with a preview that afternoon which led into the gala opening later that evening. For the evening event, I wore a beautiful dress that my Mom had made and wore to her senior Christmas ball! I was so very proud the entire evening, showing off her talents and enjoyed telling the story, many times over, of the dress’s history to the many admiring onlookers. It added an extremely special touch to the event to say the least! Although I was extremely concerned about not getting anything on “Mom’s” dress, I had to enjoy some of the delicious food that was served, especially a few of the yummy desserts.
Friday evening, we were treated to a wonderful time and delicious dinner by our dear friend Dr. Bob Beard. Many laughs were had, as they always are when we are with Bob and wife, Teri. Saturday was spent back on the job at the show. That evening, we were joined by our dear friend John Hoffman, for a delicious Valentine’s day dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in the Charleston area, The Mustard Seed. I enjoyed my favorite dish there, sweet potato ravioli. We shared many laughs and stories with John, while relaxing and enjoying our yummy dinner. Sunday was the last day of the show and it ended with a nice group of the artists meeting at T-Bonz restaurant and just kicking back and enjoying one another’s company. Now, we’re just ready to get back home.
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂