I have been busy all week getting ready to go to Nova Scotia. I had two fabulous Birthday luncheons. Worked Thursday after which I stayed up half the night doing laundry. Friday, I cleaned my house and then attended South Shore Art Center's summer awards ceremony where my homey, Kelley MacDonald received a blue ribbon for first place in oils. You GO GIRL! On the way home I did the food shopping for the vacation, not that Canada is a third world country but the food is pricey and I like to save a little on groceries. Yesterday I packed the clothes I'll take and did the banking and postal duties and was ahead of the game. Today, I had to finish up some crucial gardening and begin packing the car. So, despite my desire to get some painting in, it did not happen.So.. I'm leaving you all with a step by step demo of one of my 12x12 paintings. Next post will be from Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Stay tuned.