This is the last day of May and the weekend after Memorial Day. The kick-off to summer. Longer days, warmer weather....AHHH...life seems a little simpler this time of year. Flip flops are a welcomed change from boots, shorts and dresses allowing the warm air to just surround us. People tend to be outside more, restaurants now have open seating and everyone seems a little bit happier. There are parties, barbeques, late night fire pits. For those of us near the beach, we sit on days off and enjoy the evenings walking the boardwalk. The sights, the smells, it's so refreshing. It soothes the soul. Lifts the spirits.
With the summer I have started using watercolors again. They seem to be the perfect art form for me n the summer. I began with little tiny paintings. 2" x 2". Quick little studies that make me think of summer and carefree days. I welcome the change. Many artists stay with one medium, but I get bored and need to change it up from time to time.
Here's to summer breezes, hanging with your favorite people and enjoying life a little more. Be grateful, be open to the gifts you have been blessed with and stop and smell the flowers.