After a long and difficult winter, I have reopened my summer studio, swept the spiders to their outdoor home, cleaned the windows, rid the kyacks, bikes, yard furniture, hammocks, etc. I am happy. My work at my university took me under this winter - too many challenges to leave room for painting. Too little silence, too few opportunities to take time for art play. I missed it. I miss the silliness of believing that I can paint and share something I have noticed. Yesterday I went to a local landing overlooking one of the many marshes here on Cape Cod, took a deep breath, and did this little 8x8 piece. Along the way, I met a young family and took some pics of two adorable kids collecting shells- today's paintings await. I sincerely hope to be more regular as a painter and share the ongoing adventure. Happy summer!