It does not seem like it's been a week since I returned from my Maine trip. In all honesty, it feels like it's been much much longer (because life is full, isn't it, and fast) and the holidays are right around the corner.
I stayed with my friend Sarah (it is wonderful to be in her serene space- full of light, beauty, texture, and simple, thoughtful details) and had myself a self-styled art retreat. Every day I woke at dawn and got myself down to the water where I drew, painted, thought, collected tiny shells, striped rocks, saw love everywhere, gazed at clouds, marveled at the changing colors and cool breezes (lo, it is still 90 degrees in Memphis on Nov 1). There was much eating, knitting, visiting friends, and driving around midcoast and downeast, getting my fill of Maine and the sea for another year.
I have so many ideas to explore, but they will wait until after the holidays.
Later this week I'll be back with a holiday preview and my sale dates for November and December. I have some family obligations that mean I have canceled my studio sale, but there are plenty of other events around Memphis to make up for this cancellation.