I haven't painted in about a month, not because I don't have the drive to, but the warm weather has finally made it's way to northern Michigan. So I can't help but take in the art of this beautiful place that I live instead of sitting in my house with my brushes. I've tried painting outdoors which usually I enjoy, but it can be distracting. I find myself torn between sitting in place while breeze hits me as I paint, or riding along with it on my bike. Summer isn't my favorite holiday, but it is a time to refresh myself with the senses and sights of the season.