Here and Now

We're vacationing this week in southwestern Michigan along the great lake. I had big dreams of spending the week painting the water and the weather which never fail to inspire.  Thing2, however, was also inspired. The absence of glowing screens combined with an abundance of immediate and extended family helped Thing2 rediscover the joy of corralling parents and grandparents into card games...

Bouquet of Blueberries

This is a bouquet of blueberries I painted for my mom who is in the hospital right now. She should've gone to the blueberry Festival in South Haven Michigan last weekend, but instead she went to the ER. She's on the mend now, but I think the scariest moment for me in our relationship was Saturday night to say she was going in for surgery. She sound worried, and she never sounds worried. I've...