An Update

What is it with blogging during this time in my life? Who knows. I sure don't. But then again I was reminded this week that the older I get the less I know.

I'm headed out the door for a beach walk. All afternoon I've been waiting for the sun to get low enough so that I won't have to put sunscreen on ((I hate the stuff). But first I will post this. Donna, this one is for you. Thank you for the years of encouragement and staying in contact.

The ocean colors today have been amazing! They have been intense and "just captivating" as my son who is visiting stated earlier today.

This past weekend we moved up 4 floors to a new apartment. Our previous apartment ((which is so cute and cozy)) is now our guest condo. It has been fun and a bit challenging to figure out the wind patterns on the 14th floor. We also shifted things up and put our 90" x 42" work table where the living room had been. That is my seat and where I am right now typing. To say that  I love it  here isn't strong enough.
What a view...
What a space!

There is much to do here: paint the yellow walls, make, buy or have made bookcases, hang artwork and photos, fix faucets, replace windows...but it is work that I enjoy doing. Plus, there is something about making a new space "home" that I find thrilling.

Beyond moving and spending time with kids and grandkids ( I will try and post some precious grandkid photos later) I have been taking art classes online. My present class is Sketchbook Skool and it is amazing! Oh, there is so much I'd love to say about it and why and how I'm in it. But I can't because the longer I write the shorter my walk will have to be. I'm also completing my 2nd class by Alisa Burk. Her classes are fantastic.

I fully understand that my art is childish and simple, and it is embarrassing on many levels to share it. However, sharing it helps me grow and stretch and want to keep learning. And in a childish way I am proud of my work.

Illustrated journaling has appealed to me for many years. Finally I am just doing it. 

What I want to do seems impossible to actually do. But the only way I have a prayer of getting better is to just keep doing it.

So everyday, multiple times a day, I pick up my pen and draw what is in front of me, what matters to me. Then I get to play with my watercolors!

So that is a bit of what has been going on here in my little spot on the island.

I plan to be back at this space tomorrow.
Key word: "Plan"

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