In all the hubbub of our trip I forgot to mention that one of my paintings took part in an auction in Peculiar, Missouri this past weekend. Isn’t that a great name? My friend and talented mixed media artist, Kristin Smith, sent out a request for artwork and she is such a great person that I didn’t hesitate to send one of my small encaustic paintings for the 2nd Annual Peculiar Piccadilly & Art Auction Fundraiser.
In Flight, encaustic, 6×6 inches
I am happy to say that this piece is now in a new home. I’m glad that I was able to help Kristin out, but I’m also glad that I didn’t have to be there! I can’t imagine having to be present while my art is being auctioned. Makes my stomach hurt thinking about it.
I remember the exact moment when this painting was completed. It was a cool autumn day in Seattle. I remember being enclosed in the warmth of my little studio on Ballard Ave. And just being in the moment of discovery with this piece. It’s funny how a painting can trigger these memories for me. Kind of like when a certain song can bring back a vivid memory or a feeling from the past.