Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stroke of Luck!

The weekend held too much "other" stuff, not enough art time. Handsome and I visited four sap houses and dreamed up plans for expanding our operation, and the second half of Saturday was devoted to the Trout Unlimited Dinner and Auction, to benefit...trout? 

Well, indirectly. As far as I can tell, it's a river conservation and restoration group. 

When we attend an event like this, we purchase some tickets for the bucket raffles, but we don't really stand a chance of winning, seeing that many other attendees buy WAY more tickets than we do. Handsome and I don't stand a chance at the live auction portion of the evening, either, but we watch and are entertained. 

This year, I didn't spread my strip-and-a-half of tickets out among the buckets (too much) because there was one prize there meant for me. Hopefully. But remember, the Trout may be Unlimited, but my pocketbook wasn't. Isn't. Anyhoo...

My number was called! It's mine!

But wait, there's more. Along with this very nice box 
and quite nice Winton paints,


  1. Nice little painting kit. Congratulations! Though I must say ... that palette looks a wee bit too small for my liking.

  2. Yes! The paint is nice, the box is awesome...but the brushes, the plastic palette knives and for sure, the teeny palette, are probably there more so they can say "complete painting kit" than for anyone to actually use.