I’m pleased to announce one of my paintings, “Woodland Spirit”, received a Third Place Award at this year’s Art in the Park festival held at Schuler Park in North Conway, New Hampshire. It was a great boost to receive such an accolade by the judges who had to decide from among all the many talented artists at this annual event. Who doesn’t enjoy an “Atta-girl” now and then?! The rainy weather held off until the afternoon of the second day but otherwise it was a picture perfect summer day. I couldn’t have asked for a better way of making a come-back from the struggles of last year.