Between yesterday and today, I’ve been traveling for work and have been in 5 planes and 2 rental cars, finally landing in SoCal for the next few days. With such a crazy schedule, finding time to paint was rather challenging, so I opted for some quick urban sketching. Philippe and I stopped to have a salad before racing to board the last plane to Santa Ana and these shiny salt and pepper shakers caught my eye. This wasn’t the type of picnic I enjoyed as a child, but as an adult it seems to be the more common. The weather is lovely here compared to the cooler temperatures I left behind, so it still felt like a lovely picnic indeed! As a kid, the food would have most likely been a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but tonight it was simply salad and a glass of wine. I’m thrilled that we’ve finally ended up in the same place for a few nights now so that was something worth celebrating. Next, I’ll be racing off to bed and hopefully have a little chance to sleep in tomorrow.
While I do love traveling, getting there can often be exhausting and disorienting. I’m still a bit jet lagged and not even sure what time it is, but this post is probably appearing at a time when most of you are sleeping. I hope you’re having sweet dreams and I hope to do the same shortly! I’m probably crazy to even attempt to make a post, but I’m always determined to show up for the challenge, no matter what. This is the habit that has turned into a full on addiction. But it always feels so wonderful when I sneak in that little bit of time to sketch and paint. That said, writing a full post is probably a bit too ambitious considering I’m about to fall asleep, so I’ll cut this short, meet you here again tomorrow, and leave you with this little sketch of my urban picnic.
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