My favorite art adventure in Utah was participating in Thanksgiving Point's first Plein Air Festival. “En plein air” (plein is pronounced plain) is a French expression for painting in the open air. I don't really do that. In fact along with my Dad and my sister we sort of cheated and started our paintings ahead of time. My dad signed us up because Gary Smith said it would be fun....it was, despite very warm temperature. We found our place to paint the night before in the secret garden and sneaked in some chairs to save our spot. We sort of look like Teletubbies in that picture, don't we? Again, James Christensen was the bomb but I was lucky to have my fair share of visitors as well. I even made some new friends, one of which held very still. It was fun to see some of my other artist friends. I heard that my painting was purchased by a charming gentleman. Thanks!