First Place

My plein air (painted outdoor) painting of Medford Florist & Gift Store won first place on Saturday at Medford Arts Center’s annual Paint Our Town contest.   One of my students also received an award in the Youth Division.

Always enjoyed this event.  Selecting a subject, gathering my painting gear, and setting up generates an anticipation, sort of like getting ready to go to the playground or the beach.  Gorgeous weather on Saturday didn’t hurt either.  Met some nice people who were walking Main Street, and my dear husband brought me lunch which we ate in the beautiful sunshine at my folding table.

“The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion.  He hardly knows which is which.  He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing.  To him, he is always doing both.”  Buddha

My new career path has certainly started off well.  Think this is the absolute best time of my life.  First Place is apropos for more than my painting


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