As I sit at my little desk, writing this post, I’m enjoying watching the rain fall steadily on my mostly finished backyard. When you live in a semi arid desert, rain is highly valued. We tend to have some severe droughts and have been heading into a bad one. However, the summer monsoon rains will sometimes save us. I hope they will be many and strong this year. We already have a major wildfire burning called the Ute fire. It’s near Angelfire N.M. and it has spread to over 30,000 acres already. It’s about 3 hours away from us, but our air has been filled with smoke. It’s one of the few dangers for the kiddos respiratory problems we face here. Right now, the smoke has been washed from our air and I hope that there have been rains to help the firefighters up at the Ute fire.
A few days ago, I sat down at my easel to paint, but it didn’t feel right. It felt cluttered and a little closed in, so I decided to do some rearranging. Of course this is not shocking to anyone, as we all know I am always rearranging! Actually, I realized that there is a pattern to my rearranging. When winter begins to set in, I rearrange and then when summer begins, I rearrange again. For this reason, I’ve decided that, my studio should have summer clothes and winter clothes.
Studio space should always have good natural light, I’m very grateful that my space does. It’s interesting how light changes from season to season. It’s another reason I find myself moving things around from winter to summer.
It’s Molly approved!
I’ve been working hard on our backyard and it’s starting to show results, so I thought I would enjoy looking out at my garden while working at my computer.
I was right! I love sitting at this desk, looking at things growing and watching hummingbirds stopping in for a meal. Sometimes there’s also a Molly to watch.
Today there was some rain to enjoy.
Molly and I would like to thankyou for stopping in and spending a moment with us in the studio. We hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend out there lovelies!