I recently had the opportunity to attend the Arts Business Institute in D.C. and to walk the American Made Show with several other Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia juried artists. It was a weekend spent honing in on our retail/wholesale strategies. If you are an artist that sells your work retail/wholesale I highly recommend these classes.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was the drive through Virginia. I went to college in the Blue Ridge Mountains and so anytime I pass through these days I am overwhelmed with nostalgia of farms, country roads and mountains. Somewhere near Front Royal I was compelled to exit the highway and seek out a photo op. I often just drive on a whim. At last light I found my perfect frame. The clouds were moving quickly across the sky and the stars were starting to peak out. The bare trees and farm fence sealed the deal. This image was originally in color showing sunset hues, however I felt like the b&w was more appropriate.