McPherson had a chili cookoff contest downtown today. The Gallery at VAAM fielded a team (can you "field" a chili cookoff team?) and our entry was quite popular. Here are photos of gallery members who helped out.
Here is Elizabeth, guarding the pot.
From left to right: Liz, Ann, Jill, and Michaela, spelling out "VAAM" a la "YMCA".
This is Ann, our resident hand weaver, at her loom. Behind her, hanging on the wall, are several of her finished pieces. She's more patient than I am.
It was a fun day, the chili was very good, and lots of people went through The Gallery. When I got home I found a package with the first 10 sets of pearls I purchased on ebay waiting for me. They are just as gorgeous in person!