One of the greatest joys of being an artist to me is, I see a painting pretty much everywhere I look. Putting groceries away, ten little still life scenes pop up. Washing dishes, I see the lively, bright colors of the cups and plates and the fun composition they create in the dish rack. As I drive my daughter to school I see an old barn and house, the soft greens, yellow ochres and misty clouds make it look so serene. It also makes me grateful it's still there. At 7am we are seeing some pretty amazing sunrises too, the clouds, the colors, the drama! If you stop and really see what is surrounding us, it's all pretty amazing.