I was so excited to have been selected to be part of the Society of Animal Artists, Art and the Animal show, in Saint Petersburg, Florida, that I had to go to the opening. Despite dire warnings from my California-centric family about humidity and hurricanes, I found it to be a fabulous experience. I loved Florida! The weather was like a warm hug and hurricane Michael didn’t hit until the week after the opening. Nothing like hanging out with a group of amazing international animal artists in the beautiful new James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. For more information go to societyofanimalartists.com.