Thinking warm and sunny thoughts

Thinking warm and sunny thoughts

As many of us are putting on layer after layer to keep warm during these single digit days, I decided to look through some photos of warmer days to give me hope! I thought I would share with you art my daughter made while we were visiting Block Island, Rhode Island (www.blockislandinfo.com) this past summer. Four of us pedaled bicycles up the hilly island to arrive (a bit out of breath) at Mohegan Bluffs. Mohegan Bluffs has beautiful, dramatic cliffs and a rather steep wooden staircase that clings to the bluffs providing access to the beach. The ocean was quite chilly (even for August) and my daughter drew this swirly flower in the sand and edged it with different colored rocks that were all around the beach. It turned out quite beautiful and it caught the attention of many other beach walkers who expressed their compliments and also kindly walked around it as well! Sometimes art is temporary (think of The Gates by Christo christojeanneclaude.net), yet an experience you will never forget. Stay warm!

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About mjnicole

After an eighteen year career in museums and education, I have picked up my paintbrushes again and am capturing the beauty of the Berkshires (western Massachusettes) and beyond. My blog "Journey of an Artist" is about the artwork I create and the inspiration I find. I work predominantly with oils now; I value the richness and depth of the colors. I love to travel and I photograph the captivating landscapes and scenes and then paints from the photographs. My latest body of work feature barns in the Berkshires. I live in the Berkshires with my husband, my daughter Olivia and son Luke.

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