Well, summer is off to a lovely if not very busy start around these parts.
Kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and the weather is positively perfect.
Perfect for running and hiking, perfect for gardening, and perfect for painting outside.
I've beat back the garden in lots of places, but also been steadily working on my commission from the Thrive Clinic here in Eugene.
I've made a lot of progress! And it's been so much fun trying out some different ideas, threading some consistent themes, and creating a collection that works beautifully together.
This is a four seasons piece I put together using a stamp of a tree trunk and branches I carved.
This is Spring.
And Summer... - so many awesome colors to paint with - sometimes I can't even stand it!
And then my work has been full of wonderful opportunities for art as well. I was asked to do this illustration for our Parks and Recreation Master Plan outreach events.
The City received a very generous donation for 1/2 the amount of this adorable little red trailer from Dub Box USA here in Oregon. We're bringing the VW-styled trailer all around town this summer to find out how people feel our about our Recreation and Park System in Eugene.
And then my friend and colleague asked me to do an iconic piece for the bus itself. And I jumped up and said, oh, you need this!:
So I've just been having a ball and feel so lucky to be getting paid to be so creative and do so much artwork.
This is truly my happy place. I hope this summer is finding you in some of those places too -- cheers!