I have some exciting news!!! I just found out yesterday that one of my paintings was accepted into the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition!!! The opening reception is December 5th at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The show runs until December 28th. I am joined by 53 other talented artists. You can read more about the show here: jtnparts.org. Below is the painting that was chosen:
|"Predator." Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches|
I have been seeing more snakes and evidence of snakes since the rainstorm. Yesterday, I saw a small snake, possibly a rosy boa, that had just caught a lizard. It was underneath a shrub, so I was unable to get a good photo. The lizard was still thrashing around in the snake's mouth! I wish I could have captured that moment, but I really didn't have a clear shot. (plus, there was a lot of quick movement by both snake and prey.) I do have these photos to share with you:
|King Snake - maybe if I were a parselmouth, I could have convinced it to come out of the hole.|
|We spent the rest of the hike thinking "somewhere nearby is a very shiny snake!"|
How is your fall season so far? Leave me a comment - I'd love to hear from you!