The captain has the boat on dry dock for the winter and we are leaving soon for our little cabin on a remote, offshore Florida island. Think wild boar, white tailed deer, no man made sounds for days on end, solitude, serenity & survival. It's our quiet piece of paradise and keeps us connected after spending the last 25 years together in some fairly wild situations.
First we lived aboard a big sailboat the captain built while I homeschooled my boy and the captain fished the reefs of the Florida Keys and Gulf of Mexico. We called it our working vacations. Then we spent six winters in the wilds of Costa Rica building a cabin, boat, and small guided nature tour business. Now we are setting up camp on this island in Florida in a place I call "just north of the condo line." It's rustic, remote, and pure bliss. Who knows where the next adventure will take us but we have been talking for awhile now about going out west. We both love horses and I can just see us in New Mexico, Nevada, California or Texas eventually.
Finished a graphic art illustration of Fort Popham and a two part panel of NYC this week and have a few large acrylic paintings I want to finish before we leave. Taking the paints and some canvases with me and I also like to paint on whatever I can find in the way of driftwood. Planning on creating some more combination painted/carved sculptuers with wood this winter like my Seagrass piece I sold recently. Those will be done with oils, though, so they can be hung indoors or out.
Well, I should get a few things done today. After a four hour nap I'm feeling a little guilty. Mending some clothes that are favorites and cooking dinner while updating my blog, though, so I guess doing three things at a time will catch me up fast.
Have a safe, sweet wonderful week. Thanks for following the journey. More later :)