On the last week of August, we drove off to the nearest trail for a quick hike.
It was a refreshing change of scenery from the dry hills and landscapes in Dixon which is where we currently live.The lush greenery and foggy morning made up for a lovely and peaceful trek up the mountain top.
My creative fuel has been running dry a few weeks prior to the hike, and I haven’t opened my sketchbook in a while. Being back in nature, surrounded by the different sensations from Mother Nature, gave me an influx of inspiration that urged me to pick up my paintbrush again. The process image of a recent painting I posted on my Instagram was sparked by this trip. It's been a magical respite from the whirlwind of transition and change that I've been through the past month. Moving to California has presented a million challenges, most of which that I've been battling since the day I got here. It's mentally and physically exhausting to say the least and to have a breather up in the mountains was a heavenly dream.