I've been on lots of artist's dates this year. Mostly I think their purpose was to clear my head or get me out of a funk. I don't know that they really did much else for me. This artist's date I'm looking at ways I can take it a little further. On this trip I took lots of pictures which is normal for me but this time I focused on capturing the colors and the overall feel of the place. I took some notes about the sights and sounds and smells. Of course I sketched a little, above are some of the creatures we saw while camping. Now that I'm home, I'm wanting to see in what other ways I can be inspired to create new work from this trip. Today I took a couple of my favorite photos and created color schemes from them.