It seemed like it would never stop raining. This gorgeous, flower-filled spring time of ours has lingered on and on in its misty, fog-filled mornings and cold temperatures. I actually really love cool temps and soft rain showers. A part of myself could probably even live in a place like Ireland. But here in Ohio, folks have done planted their tomatoes and are wonderin’, ‘when will we get some predictable sunshine and finally dry out???’
The past day or so we have had not only dryness, but sunshine. Sunshine worthy of summer’s glory. This sunshine has put me in mind for New Mexico, which for me and my intrepid sketch journalers, is just around the bend! I am grateful to be warm (but not yet sweltering, thank heavens!), and grateful that travel season is only a matter of weeks away. I am grateful for work that takes me to beautiful places to spend time with interesting people. And I am grateful for friends, family and ‘faminals’ who welcome me home when that work is done. Today, I am grateful for sunshine, a full day in the studio (with a couple hours off to paint some walls at our local art center) and the sense that the real work of summer is upon me. Looking forward to getting back to Taos, drawing and painting all I can capture!