I'd like to share some good news. Yesterday the pastel of my friend, artist Gina Pierleoni, won an award in the "Works On Paper" show at the mfa Circle Gallery in Annapolis. It was a Nationally juried show curated by Mary Lee Corlett of the National Gallery and out of 700 entries two! of my paintings were chosen. Gina ,covered in her handmade sewn and beaded dolls, won an Honorable Mention. Thank you Gina for posing for me with all of your creations. It really gave me the opportunity to have fun with color and texture.