The gorgeous weather was the star on Sunday in Boston – what a fabulous day for the annual Beacon Hill Art Walk. I set up my work in the same courtyard as last year, only this time I had the invaluable help and creative eye of my daughter-in-law, Becky, who is an artist and photographer. As she said, “It practically set itself up!” What a team! I shared the space again with printmaker Dominique Lecomte, whose appealing woodblock prints, charming accent and genial manner makes him a perfect exhibit partner.
This event brings out the most interesting people – my first sale was to a fellow artist, Fran Busse, who has a studio in Concord, MA. We decided that we explore a lot of similar themes in our work. Another interesting person named Dave noticed my reference to “shards” in my artist’s statement and told me about a German proverb, “Scherben bringen Glück”, which means “shards bring luck.” It must be true, because right after that, a judge came around with a second place ribbon for my work! Woohoo! Sales were good, I had wonderful help from Rick and Becky and our friend Danny, and was even able to walk around a bit to see the other work. I really can’t wait till next year – if I’m accepted again, Dominique and I have a deal to set up at the same lucky place on Beacon Hill! Here are some photos (thanks to Becky for some of these – the good ones!)
I am so happy for you Lyn!!
Lyn, beautiful report on Boston! My daughter loves it there. She was a cardiac nurse in Portsmouth, NH and hopes her next assignment will be in Boston.
Congratulations on your ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!
Wish I could have been there! Sounds like an art perfect day, u are so sweet and inspiring Lynn, love following your blog, that is the only problem with being stuck in the jungle on an island, u don’t get to see much, thank god for the internet, I get out thru lovely artists and their blogs like u! I might just show up one day to a class in your studio, it is on my list of to do’s! Aloha, angi in hana
That German proverb is used in Dutch, as well: scherven brengen geluk. Congratulations, Lyn. Your work is very appealing, so a ribbon is well deserved.
Thanks, y’all 🙂 I think one of the benefits of a trip like this is taking a risk – packing up the art, taking it on the plane, finding your space and talking to people from an entirely different part of the country (Boston and Texas could be on two different planets!) – Nancy, no wonder your daughter loves it so much – so does my son.
Margaret, Angi, Linda – thanks so much for reading and writing back – I learn so much from you.
Sounds wonderful, and the ribbon is well-deserved!