Well, I moved to Northern Michigan in August. Who doesn't like Up North? Of course, I'm not merely renting a cottage with the family, or staying long enough to get through a Plein Air event (they can be gruelling). I'm an official full-time resident. This means that while the rest of Michigan is on vacation during the summer months, I'm working. Also, this means when the rest of Michigan goes home - I remain here. Exploring Michigan's beauty is amazing, but it is different exploring when the resort and vacation crowd is gone for the season.
For example? I went on "safari" to the Pigeon River State Forest. As I drove down the road, I happened to startle two juvenile bull elk. They ran alongside the car for a moment, then disappeared into the woods. How do they manage to run without getting their enormous antlers caught in the branches? I set my easel up next to a stream, and enjoyed the elk bugling in the distance. But the clouds were unkind, and they kept interfering with my view of the ripples in the stream. I gave up, then moved to a better location.
I found this abandoned home with fall colors lined up behind it. I told my fiancee I might have found a great deal on a fixer-upper when he called to check on me. He was not impressed at the description.
I have an interesting profession. I am an artist, which means I look at everyday life and see interesting things. Welcome to the blog! I'll be including stories about my adventures in art and the colorful world around us.