Avocados and watermelon on a Moroccan plate. Watercolor (detail), 4/2/2014.
The blank canvas or watercolor sheet is just as intimidating as the blank page or screen...it's always hard to get back to either art or writing when I've been away for a while. In spite of all my preparations, i did absolutely no drawing or painting in Mexico; there just wasn't enough "sitting time" for that and it would have been an imposition on J. (plus we wanted to go around together.) However, the colors and vibrant life-energy have stayed with me, and I hope to be able to bring some of that into my work in the months ahead.