I am back…..back to blogging, writing, to life and art!  We had some adjusting to do with travel, work and kids going back to school. But yes they are off to 10th grade!  They have their driver’s permits now!

I have returned from some big travel events and soaking in the last bits of summer before we turn into fall around here.  I managed to pick the grapes and see the ocean this weekend….there is something about being in nature that soothes the soul…you can wake me up early on a Saturday morning for this and being with friends.

But nothing beats grabbing my camera and getting my toes wet.

Now off the share the pictures of all my artful adventures lately that have kept me busy!  ♥ Have a great week and remember to get back to nature.  You won’t regret it!

Some people wait all day for 5 pm, all week for Friday, all year for the holidays, all their lives for happiness.  But you don’t have to be one of them.  Don’t wait until your life is almost over to realize how good it has been.  Pay more attention to the beauty and practicality of living a simpler life.  A life uncluttered by most of the meaningless drama, distraction, and busyness people fill their lives with, leaving us with space for what’s truly meaningful.  A life that isn’t constant rushing, worrying and stress, but instead contemplation, creation, and connection with the people and projects that matter most to us.”