I'm posting this photo I took at the Lincoln-Tallman restorations here in Janesville because I haven't painted anything I like well enough to share, and the little collage I started isn't finished. The truth is that I took this photo last October. At the time I didn't notice the single leaf framed in the window, which only goes to show that there is good luck in the world.
I was pleased yesterday to learn that my watercolor of a salmon was accepted in the Watercolor Wisconsin show at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine. I like that painting very much. However my painting of two lemons was not accepted, so tomorrow I have to drive to Racine to collect it.
I'm hoping that my new planned route will avoid all the road construction I encountered on my last trip there, and also that I can have enough time to do some family history research in Muskego. It's clear to me that I have been spoiled by my local library with its excellent collection and technology that almost never lets me down. I wrote to two small community libraries asking about newspapers on microfilm, since I'm looking for old obituaries. One of them has a limited collection on microfilm due to a fire, and no microfilm reader at all. The other has the actual newspapers going back to 1942, "not indexed in any way." I'm not getting my hopes too high here in the research department.