I'm painting en plein aire (outside) for the first time with Polly Jackson, and I have to say I was intimidated at first by all the things around me. It's interesting to be able to hone in on something that catches your eye, and make a painting from it. So, okay, I'm hooked. I can't wait to go out again.
While I was painting on the trail, my neice Jori and boyfriend Woody trotted by -- they were participating in the Urban Race -- sort of like a scavenger race -- around Austin. They finished in the top 25, and qualified for the national version of the race held in New Orleans. Way to go Woodie and Jori! Wonderful day!