A very west coast evening

"Living Library" book cover series: media artist mixed media on canvas 11" x 14"

It's 8pm and it's nearly dark. It's raining lightly and when I poke my head outside I can see my breath. It reminds me of the very first time I was in Tofino. We arrived there in the evening and were very hungry and tired. We checked into our hotel, got our puppy fed and settled in his crate and then headed into town to get food in our bellies. It was rainy and cold and the lights coming from various shops and restaurants looked so cozy and welcoming. We entered a little cafe called 'Oceanside Cafe' and ordered steaming bowls of clam chowder and mochas. I remember the chowder came in a bread bowl and was so delicious going down. I was so hungry I really DID eat the bowl too! (who wouldn't? It was fresh and made of sourdough!) Then we headed back to the hotel, put on dry things and slept. Tonight reminds me totally of that night. Perfect night for donning the moccasins I got from the NWT and working in the studio sipping a warm mug of tea. I might still head out for a quick run as Gershwin has been pacing from the studio to the back door for the better part of an hour now. I think he may be trying to tell me something...

I give you.....living library book cover #10! Two more to go and then this series is finished! I feel like I've been working at it for some time, and on the other hand, I'm wondering how I finished so fast. I'm diggin' their comic book type nature, and that look kind of happened by accident. Not what I had in mind, but WAY cooler! After this I am working on wrapping up my artifact drawings for the U of L and then....house warming gifts, a donation for the Kerry Wood Nature Center, a drawing for work and taking photos and gearing up for my shows in January and February. There doesn't seem to be a lot of "down time" for us creative types. There will be tonight though....and it will include yoga, a good book, and Gershwin snuggles!

Stay warm on these chilly fall nights.