Blackberry Fools

This weekend our Aunt was in town visiting and we enjoyed showing  her the best of a Missouri summer. We picked five pounds of blackberries on Saturday at Buckeye Acres in Warrensburg. It was so hard to stop! Today I start canning seedless blackberry jam, one of my Dad's favorites. 

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I received a lot of great news on the art front this weekend. One of my pieces was selected for the Missouri 50 at the Missouri state fair,  a fiber sculpture, surprisingly. If you are in Sedalia, MO between August 11th and 21st swing by the fine arts building and check out all the awesome art, a great show to be had by all who attend.

Drum roll, please...and the best news of all:  I was selected to participate in this fall's Artist Inc Program! I'll be attending six weeks of art business school with 25 other artists. This will be an incredible opportunity for me to network and talk to other artistic  professionals. I'm incredibly nervous and excited! 

Friday, I tried selling my work for the first time at an artwalk. It was small and low key but there were plenty of laughs and smiles. I was parked near a Pokémon stop and in the shade, so no complaints here. I got a lot of help from my daughter, the self proclaimed "cat who sells."

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My own artist in training, the "cat who sells"! 

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We began teaching Aunt Li-Anne to Pokemon Friday night. She thinks it's fabulous, except for all the glitches.