6 x 6 oil on panel
This is my 6th submission to the 30 in 30 challenge. There were many eagles nesting along the shores of this lake. In the late afternoon you could see them soaring through the air. It almost seemed like they played together while flying. It was amazing. They would come down low and grab huge fish right out of the lake with their talons! They are much better fishermen than we were.
This is an immature Bald Eagle. I suspect he was looking for dinner.
I'm back from my final show in Downtown Downers Grove! Today has been a day of recovery. Unloading the car (still not quite done) and resting. I lost my voice by the end of Saturday. There was festive live music through the whole thing. But I'm not a loud talker naturally. So forcing myself to talk over the music to people was a strain. But the good news is, there were people in my booth most of the time and I was talking talking talking! ha! It was pretty fun. I got some GREAT feedback which has encouraged me to keep going for a long time. I met some really interesting artists that I hope to keep in contact with. I'm very excited about that. Sales were slow for me. That is putting it mildly. But I have people calling about commissions and so maybe I've made connections that I'm not even aware of yet.
Then you will never guess what happened on Sunday!! I got an award! You could have blown me over I was so shocked when Amy Amdur came into my booth with a photographer and awarded me this ribbon. It says "Outstanding Achievement". I really am thrilled and it did soften the disappointment that I had almost no sales. I do feel encouraged. Lots of decisions to make about next year. But thank goodness I don't have to do that for a while.