Part of my daily creative practice is walking with this creature, Prudence. Her disregard for social niceties, intense curiosity about everything and everyone are a constant inspiration. She recently discovered my phone , I found her selfies as evidence. I think she found her best angle in the middle photo, what do you think?
Did you know my husband Mike Austin is also an illustrator/writer? It's rare that we collaborate. But we have been having lots of fun working together on our garden project. It's a great way to step away from the drawing table and burn some energy. We have about a dozen regular visitors, deer. Check out the 6 ft. high fence—just beyond their leaping abilities! So far, we've sown seeds for mustard greens, kale, collard greens, arugala and spinach. Getting eggplant and basil started inside. Hopefully we will be blessed by just the right combination of rain and sun.