It has been a while since I’ve blogged, but there is good reason… a whirlwind of positive, but surprising events has me relocated on Vashon Island, Washington. The city is a very short ferry-ride away from the vibrant Seattle — just a mere 20 minutes. My head is full of new creative ideas to fill this new chapter in the Pacific Northwest. Though I’ve traveled quite a bit, I’ve never lived anywhere but Arizona. It’s quite a change. I feel a great loss to be leaving my dear community of Flagstaff. The exquisite Senoran desert and the San Francisco peaks will be missed. At times, I know it will be strange to open a window and not feel the warm, arid wind.
Daisy Mountain, AZ
Wukoki Pueblo, AZ
San Francisco Peaks, Hart Prairie, AZ
New River, AZ
I look forward to meeting new creatives, new friends, new nature encounters in this green and oceanic place. I can’t imagine tiring of filling my senses with the verdant flaura and fauna of this region. Yesterday, a large cross orb weaver nearly dropped on my nose while I was getting into the car. I am also interested to find new ways to be a part of community involvement. Wherever one is, there are always people who are in need. It’s important to be a part of positive spirals. I’m already becoming acquainted with some local and cultural traditions. Below are from some recent outings.
Shingle Mill Hike
Shingle Mill Hike
Point Defiance, Tacoma
Ferry to Vashon
Near Burma Road, Vashon
Here are some drawings (in situ) from the road trip to my new home.
My Heart Was Meant To Touch Like This
In This Space, All Your Manifestations
The Mojave Desert Again, But This Time
The Keep Feeling
Now, I continue to unpack and organize. I hope to be up and painting by next week. Thanks for reading along!