I was invited to a Vashon Opera gala. It is a way to introduce Opera Foundation supporters to upcoming operas. Sort of a sneak peak viewed in a posh living room. Could not complain. The singing was beautiful and sometimes downright comedic. I love how facial expression is used to communicate the story, too. Jennifer Krikawa gave out awards to some of the opera's faithful volunteers, including a set painting award for yours truly. The question is, should I mount the award on my mantle, or paint with it?