I am spending a wonderful week in Deer Isle, Maine with three artist friends and its so inspiring. Before I left, more than one person (who is familiar with this area) said to me, "umm ... you know there is nothing to do up there ...!" But that is so untrue, there is just so much for this Worn Out Woman to see and do that I could easily spend another week. We've been painting, sketching, reading novels, eating fresh lobster, drinking wine and just plain relaxing and regrouping from our hectic lives. We rented a house overlooking a lobstering cove and early every morning (through my sleep), I can hear the lobster boats leaving the cove. The weather has been perfect. I have put the colored pencils aside to work on oils this week. Next entry I will post my work.