Calmness prevailed and I wrapped my head around making flight and hotel arrangements in one of the worlds most expensive cities. Luckily, I got hotel recommendations from the board of PSA. They provided a list of inexpensive, (relatively), options. I chose Seafarers International House. Liz had stayed there before, so I figured it must be ok. It's run by a Lutheran church. I shared a bathroom and the rooms are sparse and simple, but for $89. a night in Manhattan, I thought I couldn't do much better, plus it's walking distance to the Art Club. I got lucky on the flight too.
|Outside the hotel with Liz Haywood-Sullivan|
I planned an extra day so I could enjoy the city. Not a lot of time but enough to take in a little of the MET and Central park. It was a gorgeous day and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Saturday was the Materials Fair at PSA's Enduring Brillance annual exhibition. I was invited to demo! I painted all day and chatted with so many wonderful people. Everyone was so excited about pastels! We were surrounded by the incredible exhibition which I'm very proud to be a part of. It's an amazing show.
|Receiving my award from Jimmy Wright!|
It was so amazing to talk with so many pastel luminaries and view all the incredible work. Thank you to all of the board members of PSA for making it such a successful and enjoyable event that is a tribute to the inspired work of so many pastelists! Congrats to Rae Smith for being inducted to the Hall of Fame. And a special thanks to Liz Haywood-Sullivan for her generous and kind support!!
Tonight, I'm in Ann Arbor, resting up for my Trees, Skies & Water workshop that starts tomorrow! Can't wait to get started!