In November I took a workshop while my sister was in town, with local artist Shannon Smith. The first day was at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. Great shrimp boats everywhere, all just waiting to be painted. The demo Shannon gave made it look so easy… you watch, you listen, you think… hmmm, I CAN DO THAT… that is until you start. Ha ha… Then everything falls out of your head and you can’t remember which way is up! It didn’t help that my great Soltek easel leg got stuck, and thanks to all who helped me try to unstick it, that sucker wasn’t budging… I ran home and got my cheap aluminum easel and made do with that. I need to find that painting, I think it’s better (for me) than I originally thought? It was a beautiful day. AND that evening I got the darn leg UNstuck and left all the legs pulled out for the next few days of the workshop! To see Shannon’s work, go to www.smithkillian.com. Her mom (Betty Anglin Smith) and sister Jennifer Smith Rodgers also show at that gallery, all are talented beyond belief! Have a good day everyone!