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Oct 26, 2012

my favorite places

clean studio
hurray for a cleaned art table

I spend most of my day in my art studio. My art table and work area had been a Tasmanian Devil's mess, and I had been trying to get motivated to clean and organize everything. Thanks for everyone's tips on what you do to get motivated. Some of you said it's unavoidable when working on a project and I totally agree. I realized that I'd gone through several projects without cleaning up. With the latest project finished, I got to cleaning!

beach, rocks and hand

I really love living on this island. Hiking through the forests and walking along the rocky shores give me the much needed break and time to clear my mind.

Yesterday we tried out a new trail. Somehow we got on to a trail that was not part of the park's trail system. We realized we were lost when the trail ended at a private dirt road. By this time the sun had set and we figured it'd be safer to stay on roads then try to backtrack down the long "not a trail" trail. Our biggest worry was not having any lights or reflective material and walking these country roads in the dark. After being out for nearly two hours, we reached our starting point and car at the park. We'll be prepared next time.

autumn puddle
hiking and autumn puddles

Luckily, the night was warm and had a rising moon.  It was really quiet being out at night. I heard owls and other unseen creatures. Earlier, before we got lost, in that same park, we met a gentlemen who was collecting chanterelle mushrooms. Another food season to add to my list of island native plants. Have you heard of these or ever eaten or collected them?

joining in the picture.


Leanne Barnett said...

Nice pictures, love the movement in your craft room.
ANd getting lost in the dark sounds a bit scary, glad you managed to fnd your way out.

Zena said...

Beautiful photos, love the one in your craft room, light is fantastic

Ms. Becky said...

I like them all, but especially self timer. each on is spectacular in its own way. you're blessed to live on an island it looks wonderful. happy week to you Juana.

Tracy said...

WONDERFUL photos, Juana! I love how each one has a bit of an abstract quality. HOORAY for clean work tables...sometimes! ;o) I lately found a bit motivation factor to clean up my work space, as our living room /studio is next on the paint/reno list here at home. Needing to pack up, even temporarily, does light a fire. Ooo... chanterelle mushrooms are delicious! They are something of a luxury as they are pricey at supermarkets. Fun foraging for them too. Take them home, dust then off, saute in a little butter and/or garlic... YUM! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

seabluelee said...

Your selfies are so creative! I love each one for different reasons. Your island looks and sounds like a wonderful place to live. I'm a bit envious!

Sandra Evertson said...

I LOVE these photos! Especially the first one, Brilliant!
Sandra Evertson

Anonymous said...

OMG! They are so creative!!

urban muser said...

these are all great shots. be careful out on those trails :) thanks for linking up.

Katrin said...

Love the first pictures - it lokks beautiful and inviting. My art table is a mess, as always ...

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