Yesterday National Geographic News had an article about the 2009 hurricane forecast for Atlantic Basin - 6 expected in 'average' season. It is an annual ritual that always makes the headlines in our area. As the weather starts to warm up, the prospect of upcoming hurricane season is lurking in our minds. 'Red Boat' (watercolor, 9x14") is a reminder of 'Isabel' that devastated our area in 2003. It was the costliest and deadliest of the Atlantic hurricanes that year. Poquoson was pretty much completely under water. This little boat had washed ashore near our house and lay abandoned for many months- just a small reminder of the devastation that was all around. I really hope and pray that we will have a quiet season this year.
The past few days were hectic ones for me. I am the 'Artist of the Month' at the Poquoson Public Library, where a wall is showcasing 11 of my paintings. So, for about fifteen days now I have not created any new art -just been busy matting, framing and getting ready to hang the paintings. And then spent the days since April 1st when I finally put the paintings on that wall, cleaning up the mess in my 'studio' and the rest of the house which had been totally neglected during all that frenzy. Tomorrow I have to report for jury duty which means I should take my sketch book with me so I can at least draw something since I am sure there will be a lot waiting around to do!