Big day...Public Speaking...torture

"Cherries in Shadow," 18" x 24", oil on board

Well today is here. The Thompsons and the Roses are getting ready to leave for the capitol, Springfield, IL. It's Arts Education week and I am receiving the Artist of the Year award and Debbie is accepting (on behalf of her principal) the award for Featured School.

You know what that means don't you? A speech. Public speaking. This is SOOO out of my comfort zone. Last night at 9:30 I finally wrote something up. It's short and sweet. I believe the crowd will be happy with that, don't you think?

Also, I was to get two paintings into The Next Picture Show for the Regional Survey of Art Show IV. The show opens on Friday. Don't know when that is going to happen. In fact, one of the pieces juried in seems to have disappeared. I'm hoping it's at the gallery already. It could have been left there for another function. This scatter-brained stuff is getting on my nerves.

A good thing is that it's going to be over 40 degrees today. Almost wore my halter top...heh.