Amen to a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Egypt! How wonderful that the military stood by the people and it turned into a joyous celebration instead of a killing field. Let’s hope that the transition of government will be constructive and peaceful in the days to come and that any additional conflicts in the region and throughout the world will be resolved as peacefully and joyously.
I’ve been thinking about my beautiful Florida, and I hope to be able to go back at the end of the month. My daughter Patty said she’ll drive me down. I’ve missed seeing the dolphins that appear along the waterfront in St. Petersburg during my morning walks, so I’ve been working on this painting and hope to have it ready in time for my show with the Finn Gallery March 11-13. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen the dolphins; they’re so amazing that I want to stop every time and watch them again.
Everyone loves the dolphins in St. Petersburg, and gallery owner Tim Finn has been getting lots of requests for a dolphin print. I hope to have this one ready in time for my show at the Finn Gallery March 11-13.
In conjunction with our March 11-13 show, the Finn Gallery and I will host a fundraising event for Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL. The painting above is one I’m working on to release during the show, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Cat Rescue, which is a non-profit educational sanctuary devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic cats that have been abused, abandoned, or otherwise exploited, as well as educating the public about the animals and the issues facing them in both captivity and the wild.
It’s warmer in Mathews, Virginia, this week; a little preview of spring. How I wish I could go walking!
My friends Ben & Robin Millard in Ashland, KY, sent me these beautiful flowers. What a happy Valentine’s Day when they arrived, and they have certainly brought me joy this week. Thanks, Ben & Robin!