I left Arcata, California, exactly a month ago. Now I'm back in Wisconsin, and have just completed two drawings from my many beach walks on the Humboldt Coast.
In the afternoons, the sun usually came out from behind the morning "marine layer" clouds, and the light became more enchanting as the sun moved over the ocean. This is when I took my best photos, especially when the waves had the energy I'm always looking for. The two drawings here are the first results of my trip.
In the foggy-gray mornings, I usually worked on my "room project", a part-time studio space that I'm fixing up and will be able to use during future trips to that part of the coast. By the end of July, the room was usable as a work-and-sleep space. On my next visit, I'll add some plumbing for a sink and a shower, and install a composting toilet, perhaps after a bit more research...
Backstory: My grand-dad Jesse and I built the room in 1964 as a bedroom that I stayed in during my junior year in high school. I learned a lot about building that year! The current owners are letting me remodel it to use part time, in trade for my labor. Wonderful people!