Back from a three-day, rural yoga retreat at Shambhala Ranch outside Ukiah, Mendocino County. Yoga and meditation led by Anja Borgstrom. Three squares a day prepared by Tamara, professional organic chef. Hot sunny days, cool quiet nights. Some uninterrupted time to make little paintings. Heaven!
Experimented with an idea from book artist Andie Thrams: write down thoughts and then paint right on top of the the words -- clearing out extraneous brain chatter while focusing on the present and the subject at hand.
Waterproof Noodler's Dark Matter ink proved less than water-resistant, while the Polar Brown stayed fast.