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I’ve worked hard on some new ideas over the last year and a half. I feel that work is starting to pay off. Not necessarily in seeing the ideas come to life, but in the paths or connections it’s led me to. I’m so grateful for all the opportunities. I’m also excited about whats on the horizon. With those opportunities, I’ve had some pretty big set backs too. But rather than dwell on the bad, I’ll focus on the great things to come.

I say all that to let you know I’m sorry I keep posting about events like the Mystery Art League and our big release, only to come back and say we are having to move the date or cancel the event altogether. Unfortunately this is the nature of trying to put on a public event right now. I have been talking about the Mystery Art League coming to the Franklin art Crawl, and it is, but not in September. Unrelated too Covid, I goofed the release date. We are actually working toward having our event on Oct. 3rd. I’m at least grateful this gives us another month to get the website and other details in a better place. So, be on the lookout for me promoting the “October” Mystery Art League event. We should be good to go! I hope!

In other news, I recently met with the folks at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Now that I have been approved for the grant, I will begin drafting up the rendering to be approved for fabrication. The plan is to have my rendering completed within a couple weeks and then get final approval. If that goes well I’ll reveal my concept October, 3rd at the Tennessee Honey Fest. I’ll share more about that in the coming weeks:)

I also recently created two pieces of art for Friends of Franklin Parks from some historic barnwood. The wood came from the Harlinsdale barn. On one piece I painted the actual barn and on the other the Hayes House which is on the same property. Those pieces are up for auction on their website until Saturday August, 21st.

Those are the highlights for now. I’ll be back soon with any other news that comes up. Thanks for following along! Stay safe out there and I hope to see you at one of these events soon. Best, RLP

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