I haven't even unpacked my art supplies in the five days since our trip away, a trip during which painting—to my surprise—didn't settle into my bones and heart.
Nor has painting jumped back into my bones and heart since our return.
However, here's a little piece I made just before we traveled that wants to show itself off.
I took one of my Monhegan Island watercolor paintings that felt decidedly awkward and clumsy in the creating.
And look! It turned into a dazzling accordion-fold pocket book! The pages are tucked into the pockets, where the excerpt copied onto them from a children's picture book becomes an exquisite little prose poem that reveals itself one line at a time.