This pic was taken at the Santa Fe Art & Craft Festival where this chap had made doggy hats - surrounded by a bevy of live models, all of whom remained reposed, reclined, resigned, relieved as people oohed and aahed.
But I bring this up because I met a wonderful artist called Patricia Baca there, a watercolorist who does unbelievable colourful work. I emailed Patricia who had given me lots of tips in discussion, and we are back in touch - how lovely - and Patricia has just one "Best in Show" at the Festival! Congratulations!
You may also have seen, on my home page, a link to Robert Genn's "The Painter's Keys" - a terrific social site packed with information, and he sends twice-weekly epistles on arty wisdom and humour - Robert has just received the news he has pancreatic cancer and has bravely told his followers. I would like to encourage you all to visit his page and see what this erudite and devoted man has given the world, check out his art too. So we send strength, peace and love Robert's way and to his family for the battle ahead.