First to address the most important matter, Mike had his surgery to remove the area surrounding the melanoma on Wednesday. We'll get the report on that next week. In the mean time he's having help recovering with granddaughter Angelica. There is nothing like a good read to pass the time.
Today I had a pleasant surprise when I went to the Sheldon McMurphey Johnson House website to find "Proud Lady" nicely displayed to advertise their summer art show. http://www.smjhouse.org/Art_Submission.html I had heard earlier that it won 3rd place in the competition. As you can see at their website, the SMJ House will be on the August 7 First Friday Artwalk.
An additional boost to my work is that a click of the painting image takes one to my website and my blogspot is posted there as well. Nice publicity!