mkfluharty

Indian River Summer…
The day was just perfect! No pressure, no arguing, no traffic…perfect. If I could have stayed out there on that private little island for the rest of the summer– without donating any more blood to the mosquito population or risking encephalitis LOL– I would have. For just a few hours the whole world ceased to exist and it was just us. Our less-than-perfect, weird, dysfunctional family having our movie-perfect evening out on the boat quietly enjoying the dolphins jumping, the dog splashing through the water and the sunset…oh, yeah…it was the puppy’s first time out on the river off lead and free to RUN! LOL Every dog should get to experience the kind of joy he must’ve felt with his ears flapping in the breeze, digging in the mud on the sandbar, barking at and diving for crabs and fish. He kept running around Hannah making sure she was ok and even checking on me with my camera but Oh! What fantastic fun he had. He has still not recovered from the excitement! I think he must have dreamt about it last night– the freedom and the running– because his paws twitched all night long at the foot of the bed and I swear…he was smiling! :-)

Whimsical watercolors…

I have been working on some small-scale watercolor/ink paintings for a workshop for mixed media artists. I love working with the watercolors! It’s soothing and forgiving! I hope to post more to show my progression as I learn to work with the different mediums. School starts again soon and I will be back into photography full time so here at the end of the summer, I am trying to take some time to work in other artistic mediums and also take the time to enjoy it!