Virginia City, Montana
Three weeks ago I turned in my final papers and projects for the summer at UVic. Then I hopped the ferry for Vancouver, was home for 24 hrs, and then hopped the plane for Salt Lake City. There I met my brother and his family (who flew in from Virginia) and we drove up to Yellowstone together to meet my children and the rest of the family for a reunion. Spent 5 fabulous days there (without the internet!!!) before I headed off to Pocatello, Idaho to teach a pouring watercolor workshop. After two days of teaching, I met up with my kids and mother to spend a week relaxing (and shopping) with more family. Now I am back in Vancouver and trying to get kids settled into school.
So, I am way behind in my blogs!
The above painting I did as the demo for my Pocatello workshop. It is an image from Virginia City, Montana which is an old mining town that is now a tourist destination. It is here that I met Rikki on the train. Rikki is from Pocatello and we got to talking and discovered our mutual love of watercolor. We ended up becoming Facebook friends and she has been watching my work for the past 3 years. When Rikki discovered that I had family in Idaho and was going to visit this summer, she contacted the Pocatello Art Center and requested a workshop. So, thank you Rikki! I met some fabulous people and made some new friends, including one of my blog followers, Jeanne from Allgoodart. That was exciting! I was also very impressed with the beautiful city of Pocatello.