Looking west I was very glad to be home after a windy and rainy show in Fort Lauderdale. Nice area, great potential. It was the first time for this particular show, put on by the Museum of Art and Boulderbrook productions. Saturday brought out a nice crowd of art lovers and I sold out of my smaller paintings. Sunday and Monday were a challenge, and pleasant conversations with fellow artists helped to pass the worst of the weather, a wind driven drizzle rather than heavy rain. Thank goodness that we were able to "take down" dry. It's miserable coming home with everything wet. Friends came in, one fresh from a "Blues Cruise" where she particularly enjoyed the music of Ruthie Foster. If you like the blues, check it out! This weekend I'll be at the Naples Invitational Show in Fleishman Park. Fleishman is just south of Coastland Mall in Naples. This show benefits Eden, Florida, an organization the benefits mental health and children. I'll donate a painting to the silent auction and have some wonderful paintings at great prices. It's a wonderful show so don't miss it if you're in the area.