This month, I’ve signed my life away to NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Starting today, I’ve tasked myself with writing a 50,000 word novel, roughly 175 pages, by 11:59:59 PM on November 30. Why might I embark upon such an undertaking? Simply put, I want to challenge myself and go outside the realm of perceived […]

En plein air

I have a bit of an obsession with painting abstract gardens and flowers. Given the title of this blog, one might think that I spend my time painting outdoors. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  I’ve only ever painted in the open air once. I was in high school and visiting my grandparents’ farm.  It […]