Monday, October 20, 2008
I am writing from my future home, the hamlet of Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan. I have been here for a week or so, busily building my new studio/workshop before the winter snows come. We have been quite fortunate with the weather, the tempurature has been hovering around 8 degrees Celcius. I was able to work in my shirt only the other day when the tempurature was 14 C. Extraordinary weather for this time of the year. A couple more days and I will have it closed in and out of the weather. I recieved some wonderful news the other day. I had submitted 3 of my paintings for consideration in the Artvisions 2008 show that is being jointly held at the ArtArk and Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna. The show is sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Artists, of which I am an active member. Anyways, I have had two works selected to show! I was flabbergasted by the news and did not sleep well for two days. I am going to take my wife Crystal to the opening reception on the 25th of October to see all the wonderful art that will be displayed there. I am anxious to get back in the studio, I have so many ideas and so little time to get at it.