Sunday was a good artsy day despite gray skies, cool weather, and drizzle. Friend Rose and her daughter Emily trekked up here from Chicago and the three of us set out for the Mount Mary College Starving Artists' Show. Rose and I are alums and friends since our college days. It's always fun to go back to the campus, which is beautiful and the absolute image of ivy-covered Collegiate Gothic.
The stars aligned and we were able to connect with Alice, another college friend, at the show. So it was a good group for sharing the day.
The Starving Artists' Show is an end-of-season thing for most of the artists involved and often deals can be had. Usually you have no intention of buying anything but then maybe you see Something You Cannot Live Without. Talk about the stars aligning! That can be a dangerous alignment...
And so it was. We stumbled on the work of a San Francisco artist named Jie Zhou--wonderfully evocative oil paintings, many of them watery scenes from China. I bought one.
I'm very pleased. (Disregard shadow on the right--unfortunately that's me taking the picture.)