I like participating in art festivals especially when the weather is perfect like this past weekend (sunny, low 60s - high 70s with low humidity). I love talking to my customers. Not only do I receive great compliments but also ideas and inspiration. I feel the more festivals and shows I do, the better my work becomes. It was a very nice surprise to receive the "best of show" at Sandy Spring Art Festival. This was very encouraging to me. Thank you all to those who came to support me. It was very successful. Now I am eager to get to work and creating new pieces!