On a whim I picked up this little travel set of Windsor & Newton water colors and a pad of water color paper sized just right to mail as post cards. I used to paint and draw all the time, up until about the middle of college when I just got out of the habit. Then I married a brilliant artist, and well, I just sort of let art be his thing. But, it's a part of me too and I started remembering that while at home.
Sam and I spent a foggy afternoon by the ocean. He hunted snails and I dabbled in paint and water, enjoying the swirling together of colors and the wet, salty air. I don't think I've ever seen a day where the ocean didn't look beautiful, no matter what the weather. In fact, I love a mysterious, gentle mist to cloak the landscape. It was still warm and the fog softened things, made the view more romantic, quieter, gentler.
I did manage to take a break from painting long enough to gather a few treasures for the Natural History Museum. We've collected quite a few goodies for the museum this trip, including an antique shell collection my dad spotted at an auction!