I can hardly believe it’s September. Where did the summer go? I could use another week of sun here in Seattle… however I did have a fantastic weekend on Orcas Island in the San Juans for the wedding of dear friends. It was a great to get out of town, make ice cream, canoe, and laze around in the sun. I also did a bit of sketching… here are two from while I was waiting for the ferry at the Orcas Hotel to return home.¬†

View from the Orcas Hotel
View from the Orcas Hotel
Orcas Hotel Piano Player
Orcas Hotel Piano Player

The piano player had a melancholic gaze but sounded lovely and I learned his name is Lennon Aldort. I also painted the view out the window with my tiny watercolor travel kit (more on this tomorrow) and am feeling inspired to sketch and draw more. ¬†Today I made myself a smaller 3 ring sketchbook binder that will fit easily in my purse and I’m preparing for another field trip! This Sunday I fly to Prince George to join scientists from the University of British Columbia for a week in the Cariboo Mountains to monitor a glacier. I’m quite excited about it. Every trip I take, I hone my field art kit even more and I’ll post my supplies and list before I go.