I'm embarrassed by the fact that I haven't posted in almost two months. The summer has been great, and I have even done a little painting. I spent another week in the mountains painting scarves with my sister. It was cool enough that we could paint outdoors on the porch beside the creek. I'll post some of our creations soon.
My studio was broken into and the thief stole all of my paints and many brushes. What, pray tell, would someone other than an artist want with oil paints? I was surprised that it was very depressing for me - sort of took the wind out of my artist's sails for almost a month. My landlady has been great, and we now have a new alarm system. I've replaced about half of the tubes of paint and several brushes. I should be ready to paint again in September.
My plan for the fall is to get back to regular (at least two days a week) painting. I'm taking a figure class from Andy Braitman on Mondays beginning mid-September. I'm really looking forward to this! During the summer, I've let golf, water aerobics, bridge, taking care of others (not a burden, but a joy), and travel fill most of my time. Art is back on the priority list for the fall and winter!