A much needed and anticipated retirement from teaching and another move west!
The change in environment with more time to create actually caused me to temporarily avoid the studio. The terrain that had provided me with relevant subjects was half a continent away.
Days were spent in the outdoors, hiking, camping and volunteering for environment organizations. My love of Idaho grew and once again the land provided me with my obvious choice of subject matter, the Idaho landscape.
Although studio time decreased, my sketchbook studies increased to include watercolors and mixed media "snapshots" of Idaho destinations. Daily studies of flora displayed my love of various media and page design practices.