Moving in a New Direction

Toulouse the Gopher Tortoise

After a whirlwind of five days, family, grieving, tying up loose ends…. trying to bring some order to the chaos, it is time to move on.  I spent one more  quiet day at home with loved ones before beginning my creative retreat.  Car packed with art supplies, clothes, dive gear and my red bicycle strapped tightly to the back, the music seemed to lure me forward on my drive  Crossing the bridge over the Myakka River, it began to rain…while Van Morrison sang “And It Stoned Me”….”oh the water….” . I knew I was moving in the right direction… a place to nourish the soul.  

 Wandering around, looking at what will be my home and STUDIO!!! for awhile…. I was greeted by Toulouse… the local gopher tortoise….  moving slowly, but moving forward…. being present.