I began this painting yesterday, in between reading and syllabus work. We are still house hunting & the scene I'm painting reflects the confusion/excitement that comes with the experience! My school of fish are also appearing in subtle Clemson colors, a nod to my first 'home.' I grew up in northern Ohio and lived in South Carolina for almost eight years; the community left a mark on my heart that will always make me miss it. The painting is still in the beginning stages here, and so far it is coming together more easily than the first in this series. Maybe it is a sign that we'll find our home soon!
New faculty training is this weekend and the start of the semester is right around the corner, which also means cooler weather and football season are in the future! August 31 is kickoff in Death Valley! As my old boss Jimmy Howard would say, "you've gotta win the first game if you wanna win 'em all."