What a wonderful surprise note I received from President Stephen Johnson, Free Verse Poetry Group yesterday. He forwarded a note from The Talk of the Town (KTLO) host Debby Stanuch stating she had purchased four 6x6 paintings at the ORAC 6x6 Auction, one was mine. Since I was unable to attend I wondered who purchased mine. It was a joy to know and I am grateful she supported ORAC.
Went I agreed to enter, I hadn't painted in 15 years since I moved from Siloam Springs where I was the Siloam Springs Artist Guild president. I wanted to return to painting - one of my many creative loves. But, I felt like a fish out of water. I panicked and ran scared as I searched through my old acrylic tubes where several had to be thrown away. I didn't want to buy new until I knew I could draw and paint as I use to. So, I used what I had. I do have watercolor paints for this is what I love to use and colored pencils, but they couldn't be used, it had to be acrylic.
Between being a member of the Ozarks Regional Arts Council, Area Art Club, Bull Shoals Art Club, Donald W. Reynolds Library and Creative Writers & Illustrators I hope to continue with their support in the creative world.