Travel always seems to reignite my sense of wonder. I spent last week touring northern New Mexico as a guest art instructor with a great group of high school Freshmen and their brave and dedicated teachers.
New air, new light, new color, new scents, new friends, new vision. Sometimes it takes a trip to the desert to shake off the dust of the familiar and to rediscover how light and space can open thought.
One day of our trip was dedicated to hiking at Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O'Keeffe lived for the second half of her fruitful life. It was so inspiring to experience first hand the landscape that O'Keeffe trekked daily and long revered. I am grateful to have shared the day with so many bright eyed 15 year-olds.
I didn't have many opportunities to paint on this trip, but when I did have a paintbrush in my hand, I sure didn't want to put it down.