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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Glad It Didn't Snow Last Night

Tonight is very cold and snowing. The cool thing about snow when it's very cold, is that it looks like big white flakes of glitter on the ground. I love that!

Last night was Gallery Stroll in Salt Lake City, but I headed north to Ogden for the opening of the Intermountain Society of Artist's Member of Merit Show. It was held at the Eccles Community Art Center which is a fabulous Victorian mansion. The show was judged by Al Rounds, a wonderful watercolor artist. I won an Award of Honor!
The painting that won the award is of my Mom, I titled it 'Sandra Darling at Thanksgiving Point'. It brings back happy memories to me. One summer day my mom and I went to the small gardens behind Thanksgiving Point. I took this picture of her and I thought it would make a great watercolor. I painted it and framed it, and gave it to my mom. Now that she's gone, I have this painting to remind me of that fun day I shared with her and her fancy-dancy hat.
I'm glad it didn't snow last night, driving the roads wouldn't have been fun. Instead I got to think about my Mom and that she would be really happy she won an award!


anotherlinda said...

Congratulations Cathy! I'm sure she is very proud!

Catherine Darling said...

Thanks so much, Linda!

Sharla said...

Hi Cathy!
I learned about your blog at the reunion last summer (I missed you) and it has been fun seeing what you are up to. Your work is fantastic! Congratulations on the award.

Sheryl Parsons said...

Congratulations Catherine! What an honor for both you and your mom.