Number 4, thumb
Number 5, top of something - camera
I did not enter the Austin Pastel annual show this year. The timing on shows in Austin is hard with our travel and schedules. It is a great show, though, and I am sure you would enjoy seeing the beautiful pastels.
The Austin Pastel Society 2015 Juried Member Exhibition is open weekdays during business hours in the Corridor of Art at 700 Lavaca Street, Lower Level, in downtown Austin, through Friday, May 1st. You can see the selected paintings on the homepage of the APS. The paintings in person are soooo much finer.
Don't miss seeing this exciting show, juried by Mike Beeman http://mikebeeman.com/ of Cheyenne, WY. There are 60 paintings exhibited, along with one of Mike's famous bird miniatures.
Don't miss our Artists' Reception and Awards Presentation at the Corridor on Thursday, April 23 from 4pm to 6pm. Parking is free, with validation, in the garage at 801 Guadalupe during the event. Mike Beeman awarded 17 prizes. It's important to see the winners and to support our pastelists. You'll also have a chance to win one of our door prizes and to vote for the People's Choice award.
This morning Gene and I took a walk around the lakes out back. Actually you go between them and around the more westerly lake. It is about a 25 minute walk with no dallying and walking a normal speed which for me is a bit slower than Gene would like to go. The wildflowers are starting to show more. There are very few bluebonnets here, especially under the pine trees.
It has been a very nice day, although overcast all the time. I think it is near 80 degrees out.