It's been a whirl wind since coming back from Skip Lawrence's Workshop.....I don't really know what that means but it sounds good.  Actually, the workshop with the master Skip was wonderful and I learned a lot.  Found out when I returned that the painting I called " Studio Still life" won an award of excellence at the Bloomington Art Center Member Show.  I felt enormously honored.  I then gave a "demo" at the Minnesota Watercolor Society and had a chance to talk about "Story" in paintings. The demo resulted in a pretty bad painting called "Pardoned Turkey Shelter" and I decide to post it just to say "Happy Thanksgiving"!.  Then tonight with the Minnesota Artist Association Show and Footed Vase got the great distinction of award of excellence.  It has been a very lucky month and I am grateful.  We are open at Northrup King Building next First Thursday December 1, 2011 and every Saturday.  I have quite a few new paintings.  Take care all and Happy Thanksgiving.