After a long day , two flights, and a 40 minute drive from Cedar Rapids Airport , I arrived at the park. It is quite dark and cold. I can not see the fall colors , nor the Historic Site. My house is warm and cozy. Studio downstairs and sleeping up here on the second story. Neil made sure I had everything I needed and I await the excitement of awakening in a new place. A week to paint awaits me.
My supplies and painting tools await me at the park. They have been Fedxed in advance, press releases have been emailed, and the anticipation begins. I wonder what will be the focal point of my painting. The cottage, the prairie, fall colors, or so many unknown treasures that await discovery.