I started putting together information and my traveling art kit together. I have spent over an hour in research about the continuing education programs and exhibit hall presenters for the APGA May 2013 conference in Phoenix. Dressing for this climate is a challenge ...Ken said it was a dry heat of 100 degrees this afternoon. But the wide deep skies and brilliant colors of the desert will be observed early in the mornings and late at the sunsets. I am planning on using this time as a retreat...standing still...listening ...becoming a changing agent... creating restorative healing spaces in nature for all ages to enjoy and protect. The garden tours are spiced in the week's schedules so I hope to be able to soak up the information and visual clues to improve my understanding of these sustainable sites. The Heard Museum is offering several tours and the Sonora Desert tours appear to offer a couple programs that any artist ...especially one from the mid west would relish. Learning to look and design for beauty ...healing spaces that offer a place of solace in our very busy chaotic schedules we often set for ourselves.
Cole was working on his color assignments...before getting ready for a birthday party.