I've had a fantastic summer since moving.

Some of my highlights have been....

  • Kayaking in the sunshine,
  • Swimming in the lake with my sister when an Osprey dived by us and caught 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 giant 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 scoop up water on the lake and let the water fall onto the forest fire. 
  • Attending a beautiful PowWow
  • Being surrounded by stunning vineyards and wineries.
  • Learning that paint dries fast when the temperature is in the high 30s, and you live in a semi-desert area.
  • I've enjoyed painting several commissions. One XL painting is off to Texas today. 

I have been having the time of my life!

Don't forget to watch 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.