I've had an absolutely fantastic summer since moving.


Some of my highlights have been....


  • Kayaking in the sunshine,
  • Swimming in the lake with my sister when an Osprey dives by us and catches a fish next to us,
  • Floating down the channel on an air bed.
  • Hiking in the forest with fresh bear poo along the trail.
  • Fruit picking and picking the most biggest apricots I've ever seen.
  • Learning how to process fruit for canning
  • Looking after Chickens, Chicks, Ducks and Ducklings
  • Camping in a forest up the mountain
  • Waking up in the middle of the night thinking there was a rat in the sleeping bag with me. It was in fact a pocket knife.
  • Eating marshmallows around a campfire
  • Having soulful yoga lessons from a soon to be yoga teacher. 
  • Seeing a bear, lots of chipmunks, golden eagles, turkey vultures and watching fawns pass by while having a morning coffee.
  • Watching the planes that scoop up water on the lake and let the water fall onto the forest fire. 
  • Attending a beautiful PowWow
  • Being surrounded with stunning vineyards and wineries.
  • Learning that paint dries super fast when the temperature is in the high 30's and your living in semi desert area.
  • I've enjoyed painting several commissions. One XL painting is off to Texas today. 


I really have been having the time of my life!


Don't forget to keep an eye on my shop for new paintings shortly.


I can't wait to show you! In the meantime here is a glimpse at some of the commissions.