I spoke to a friend recently who asked if I was still on "that sketching kick". Uh, yeah. I'm still adding notebooks, pens, new watercolor sets and heaps of enthusiasm.
Meanwhile the garden is bursting at the seams.
One daughter has moved to downtown Portland. Wow, do I love their new neighborhood.
The family continues to meet weekly for walks in the forest.
Shellie and her dad.
Whenever I make a trip to the bank or grocery store I rip off a sketch.
We had a great cherry harvest this year. Over 4 qts of pie cherries and eleven qts. of the sweet ones named "Sam". I made a galette for our Garden Group and will make a second one for the 4th of July.
Oh, I do love summer!
The kale is burying us. Smoothies and baked kale. Yum.
This above is a soup of fava beans, sweet pea pods and asparagus in veggie stock.
I love the Creaper pens but not the Lamy. The point is too stiff for the way I draw.
My beautiful family. Out for Father's Day celebration.
My beautiful friends. Play time in the studio.
The blackberries aren't quite there yet.
My good man.
Tomatoes ripe before the 4th of July. Woo hoo!
Everything is always changing.
I just play.
Drew some portraits of my friends in Sketchbook Skool.
Wrote a bunch of thoughts down.
Worked on some monotypes in wax that I have to keep under my hat awhile longer. A gallery show in Sydney. Pretty exciting.
Just made my reservations to Bali this morning and ordered a mosquito net for my head. John came in and saw what I was doing and informed me that they'll probably have mosquito nets over the beds. Well. Don't blame me if I dont know what I'm doing. Dang mosquitoes aren't going to get me.
And some of my Sketchbook Skool friends drew portraits of me.
Yoga in 15 minutes so I gotta finish this up!!
Aren't those tomatoes cool?
Go forth and make the best of wherever you are in life and whatever hand you were dealt. You only get to be you once. xo