This little bird painting was inspired by @stephanirae_ on Instagram, whose nature photos I absolutely love. The day was absorbed mainly by preparing for and anticipating tomorrow’s trip to Galveston for Art Walk. Is it possible that after years of driving back and forth tirelessly now this seems like a long distance to travel? I guess I got used to the ease of being in Houston and not really going anywhere. My life is so much easier these days, the hours and hours I used to spend in the car, a distant memory. Anyway, I’m also a bit nervous, as with any voyage into the past, and there’s always a bit of uneasy anticipation before each art event, especially one that feels at once like deja vu and yet like an unexpected journey into a realm where anything can happen. Hopefully the carousel horses and I will have a good time.