Getting ready for an outdoor show

"Three Amigos," 24"x 24", oil board

Finished this painting today. I renamed it from "Flower Power 2" to "Three Amigos." Don't know why, but it seemed to fit better.

I have one more in this series to start. It will be smaller, 20" x 16" and it will be acrylic. I want to do something that I can finish in a sitting and have it ready for an outdoor show this weekend. This is the only outdoor show I do because it's only 2 blocks from my house and it's just so much work. It's the 59th Grand Detour Arts Festival. Hopefully, the weather will be good.

Pretty tired today. My daughters and I threw a surprise 50th birthday party for my husband. Almost 50 people came. It was just to be immediate family and a couple close friends, and, in truth, that's what it was. The numbers got large because we both have rather large families and Jeff is a twin, so we had Julie's inlaws too. Catered everything...played bocci ball and bags, lots of beer and wine, incredibly rich chocolate strawberry Bavarian cake, and even an impromptu cake fight between my oldest and her cousin. Laughed our butts off. Weather was in the mid 80s, sunny, and low humidity.

I learned how to play "flippy cup." The twenty somethings say it's a TEAM sport. Well we won, but my head paid the price this morning. Gotta love Advil. Feel good now, especially since I got to paint uninterrupted for 4.5 hours.