I haven't written anything substantive for awhile, so this is long overdue, this stream of consciousness hodge podge. Last week I mentioned that I was busy, well.....actually I was busy relaxing at the beach with family and friends. We went to the Outer Banks, which just happens to be one of my favorite places on earth.
Take one beach house. Add 2 kids, 1 dog, 8 adults (including one who is a pastry chef). Mix with steady wave action, low 80's, no humidity. Sprinkle with boogie boards and sand dunes. What do you get!??! Ah.......perfection on earth. Just couldn't have been any better.
This is me playing with my baby watercolor set and seaweed. I did a few "plein aire" paintings and that was fun for a change.
Here are "goodies" that Deb made for us. I ate a chocolate covered brownie with my coffee each morning for breakfast - can you say YUM!! And those almond cookies.....oh my!
Ian, age 4, was adorable on the beach. He is a little tentative (as you might expect) but this picture pretty much says it all.
And Aidan, jumping waves......at age 7, he was the optimal age for the full beach experience and we had to practically drag him out of the water he loved it so much.
I got back home and switched into art mode. I was just so inspired that I launched into a million things at once which is pretty typical when I get energized. Or maybe manic is a better word?
In addition to the "real" art, I've been decorating and painting - guest bathroom and bedroom.
As you read this, I am doing a show in Geneva, IL, then I'm home for maybe 12 days! I can't wait.