Ahhhhh....we just returned from a week at the beach. It was blissful! Three elements of the vacation came together in the most amazing way: first, our family was together for a few days, second: the weather was phenomenal, third: the place was gorgeous! I had packed a few of my go- to art journal supplies and had such a great time exploring different ways to work with watercolor in this wet environment. I even had time to play around with the iPhone apps I had learned about in the iPhoneography class with Holly Higbee Jansen (on Craftsy! I have an affiliate link on my site for a discount). I particularly loved playing with the exposure and focus settings as the sunset on the beach was a huge event each day (check out the picture with the shells in the foreground). It was wonderful to pause from the everyday and re-charge the energy, and continue to walk in gratitude towards the end of 2017.