After being on the Northern California coast for about two months, I've realized that places I have once lived in (Like Arcata in 1964-5) are at once familiar and strange. I've met some great people here in Humboldt County, and will come back again. The ocean energy is intense here, and I have begun to learn to see the workings of waves on sand, and how they break offshore, and how they catch the light.
I have a long way to go, yet the process is deeply rewarding.
In two days I'll begin my drive back to Wisconsin, my home for the last 30 years. There is no ocean there, but it has been the place where my family has supported my artwork for all that time. I deeply appreciate it!
I'll bring this ocean energy with me, and I'll need it - I have two shows coming up in September (announcement soon) and I need to start some new work!