At the gallery

I am really honored, and to be honest, quite surprised that my work got selected into the Meadows to Mountains show that Plein Air Washington held this year. Being on the same walls as so many of the artists that I admire is quite the thrill.

Last year, my entry was rejected, and this year it was accepted. It could just be chance that this year's jurors liked my painting, and last year's did not. But I hope it means that I've grown as a painter.

Time for apples

When I was a kid growing up in the Philippines, apples were kind of special. It was a fruit from a faraway temperate climate country. It was expensive and a special treat that you might get to eat at Christmas time. Over the years though, apples got abundant, and now you can get apples pretty much cheaply at any time you want.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, I know it's fall when the grocery store piles the apples up high. And I am reminded that I live in an incredibly abundant time and in an incredibly abundant place. I am quite thankful for that.