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Has it been this long???

I can’t believe it’s been over 4 months since I last posted! What have I been doing with my time you might ask.

A big chunk of it was spent travelling to the US and Canada again . Some highlights were:

…. getting caught in the big Montana snowstorms which was a bit scary for someone who never drives in the snow. It was so beautiful and sureal it almost made up for the giant stress monster sitting in the pit of my stomach as I drove through the horizontal snowstorm.

Montana plains in the snow
Montana plains in the September snowstorms

There were some great moments with wildlife…

and I absolutely soaked up the autumn colours .

Grand Tetons in autumn
Grand Tetons in autumn reflected in the Snake River

Then there was the coast…even the overcast days couldn’t dampen my spirit as we hiked into Shi shi Beach and watched the big waves pounding in along the coast.

Shi Shi Beach
Shi Shi beach

I managed to get some painting in as well…my favourite time was in the misty rain at Heather Meadows. The colours seemed to really glow in the overcast conditions. It was cold but so lovely.

After we got home I was straight into an epic round of custom paintings for Christmas gifts which took me right up to a week before Christmas. I just finished my last order yesterday and for the first time in 5 months I have no commissions on my waiting list and the amount of time I have for other projects is pretty exciting!!!! Of course it won’t last so I’m planning on making the most of it. I’ve already been out foraging for leaves and doing some pre mordanting of my stash of fabrics ready for a bout of eco printing. I’ll keep you posted….