The Show is Ready

Walk by the River

No, I did not take off on vacation after doing the Flower Farm Luncheon/Journal Class. I have done 5 watercolor classes, 4 afternoons of advanced drawing classes, an afternoon of poster signing, AND I got ready for my show up at Three Pines Studio and Gallery in Cross Village. I have the paintings finished, framed, delivered, and they are hanging. The show opens tomorrow (Saturday, July 29th) at 2:00 - until 7:00. I'm wearing a cute little (it's all relative) summer dress and non-birkenstock sandals.

There was an article in the local paper about my show and opening, but to tell you the truth, I haven't read it. Those things make me really nervous! AND the pictures! How disappointing to see (and have the whole world see) that I should have had my hair trimmed, I should have smiled more, and I should have been 20 years younger! They (the newspaper) used a file photo. A FILE PHOTO! You know you live in a small town when the local paper has your photo on file.

Actually, I am very grateful for the publicity, and someday I will actually read the article instead of just taking my husband's word for it that it was okay. But that will be after the fact, when it doesn't matter anymore - everyone else will have forgotten it.

I will post pics of the show and of the painting demonstration I will be doing to promote it on Monday afternoon, July 31st.


A Wonderful Day

This is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon.
Monday afternoon I held a watercolor sketchbook journal class at Kauffman Flower Farm north of Harbor Springs. Mary Kauffman and her daughter served us an absolutely delicious luncheon on the porch (top picture). After lunch we painted out in the gardens, but took shelter back on the porch (middle picture) when a thunderstorm moved rather quickly through the area.

In spite of the heat and a little thunderstorm action, the group painted a lot of beautiful journal entries.

I would just like to say thanks to the class for making my day such fun, and to the Kauffmans for their fabulous hospitality.



Celebrate the beauty of this season Up North and the inaugural printing of the Kauffman Flower Farm's annual poster featuring the watercolors of Catherine Carey.

Saturday, July 22

Kauffman Flower Farm
2897 North State Road
Harbor Springs

I will be signing posters from 1:00 to 4:00 at the
Kauffman Flower Farm and would love to see you there. If you have been out to the Flower Farm, you know how beautiful it is. If you haven't, you are in for a treat!

Hope to see you there Saturday, the 22nd.


The garden next door is always beautiful, but right now I especially like the blue bachelor buttons in front of the red hot pokers (the orange spiky flowers).

I've been working to finish up some more paintings for the art fair - Petoskey Art in the Park - this coming weekend. If you are in the area, it is certainly worth attending. It is a well juried show in a beautiful setting.
It is a one-day show, Saturday, the 15th, from 10-6.

I am also getting ready for a show at 3 Pines Gallery in Cross Village on the 29th. I will be doing a watercolor demo there on Monday,the 31st.

And . . . Monday the 17th, is the luncheon and watercolor journal event at Kauffman Flower Farm
I will also be doing a poster signing there on Saturday the 22nd.

Well, I just wanted to post something new, and I got a little carried away ( with a little bit of panic creeping in) looking over my calendar as I make lists so I'll be ready for everything. It'll be fine. I do have six classes this week also. Yes! - it'll be fine.