Is There an Artist Gene?

Aria turned 2 years old this week! We celebrated by taking her back to one of her favorite places – the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. It’s one of the best indoor educational playgrounds I know.

Not surprisingly, her favorite part is the area with the easels and paints. (Obviously the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree!) It was very entertaining to watch her at work. She threw her whole self into it… including painting her hands and her face with all of the colors!  If there is such a thing, it looks like Aria has inherited the Artist Gene from Grandma!

While I’ve been hard at work on my new Santa painting, I’m reminded that the holidays will be upon us before we know it. Summer is almost at an end, and the Fall art show season is just around the corner.

The Night Markets in Market Square have been a good warm-up to get me in the groove for the fall season, and I’m getting a feel for what to expect with the upcoming shows.

My first big show this fall will be in mid-September at the Washington County Covered Bridge Festival. I will be at the Ebenezer Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th.

There’s a convenient and easy way to check out where you can find me this fall – Just visit the calendar on my website. Simply click on any date where you see activity, and you’ll see the details for any of my shows or events on that day.

I’m looking forward to a really busy festival season this year! I’m especially excited about seeing old friends, making new ones, and helping you pick out the perfect gifts for your friends and family.

Have a great week!

PS – I love this picture of the twins holding hands and wanted to share it with you. Speaking of genetics… you can’t see it here, but it looks like Abigail may keep her blue eyes, while Autumn will have brown eyes like her big sister Aria.