"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Last night I went to my first meeting of the Leavenworth County Artists Association.  They are an eclectic group of local artists that were happy to welcome me in. Every town needs an art group like this.  I found out about them in November when, while in city hall to pick up a form to protest my property tax, I saw a call for entries into their December holiday show.  I thought, "I've never done anything like that before."  And then I decided I ought to do it for the experience.  I choose a couple of paintings to enter and decided to offer one for sale.  I purposely priced it low, because I think art ought to be accessible to the average consumer.  I went to the opening gala and while I was looking at the hung art I heard a voice behind me say, in an excited tone, "Are you Jeneen Nance?"  I turned around and there was a young lady who started to gush about my painting.  What a feeling that was for me.  I had a fan.  She bought the painting, and I'm happy that she has it.  Financially, my breakdown goes like this:  I sold the painting for $80.00, but the association took a $4.00 commission.  It cost $40.00 to have it framed, and  it cost $30.00 to enter the show.  The total cost of entering was $74.00, so I cleared $6.00.  However, since I sold the painting for $80.00, I owed $8.00 tithing.  So there you have it, selling that painting put me $2.00 in the hole, but I'm happy with the deal.

I am now working on a painting challenge for http://paintanddrawtogether.blogspot.com/  I'll post pictures of my beginning sketch and what it looks like right now.


  1. Hi
    I liked that story very much. And interesting how you started the pad challenge with the tomatoes. rgds a

  2. I just stumbled on the pad challenge, but I'm glad I did. It is so much fun.