I am back! And happy to be here. I haven’t been in my studio for over a week and was pleased to confirm that I REALLY enjoyed being back out there again. The first thing I saw was this iris sketch on my drawing table that I had started ages ago and had really given up on. I was using the edges of the paper to test colors and thought it was going to get trashed.

It is interesting that time off would give me this new energy. Often, as many of you know, I find myself at a loss for what to draw and can spend more time figuring out what to do than actually doing. Not today. I went out with my coffee and was cranking on the first thing that I saw. So very happy to be back!