Today was Spring Blossom Day at the Kelsey Arboretum - one of my favorite places to paint!
It was a beautiful day and many of the rhododendrons were in full bloom.
Yesterday we went to Salem, MA to check out the Salem Arts Festival. It was very low-key and didn't seem to be drawing much of a crowd. Their site said there would be artists working and displaying all over town, but unfortunately I was never able to find any of them. The juried show was interesting, and the small space that the Arts Association fills on "Artists' Row" was wonderful - however even Artists' Row itself was pretty dead ;-(
One of my goals for this year is to find a local arts guild or association of some sort to join. The town I live in is very small and doesn't have one of its own, but there are many in the surrounding areas. I have been attending different events, trying to find a group that might work for me. I tend to be pretty shy, and can't quite figure out the best way to go about finding an active, but not too huge, group that I feel comfortable with. I'd love to hear others' experiences.....