The upside to downpours


In case you haven’t heard, the Tampa Bay area has been overwhelmed by water the past week and a half. We were fortunate and avoided the early onslaught as we escaped to Maine for a beautiful wedding and a fantastic soul-soothing respite at the Wave Walker Bed & Breakfast overlooking Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Ahhh… the fresh sea air, the glorious fields and flowers, the incredible food and hospitality afforded us. Big thanks to Donna and Philip Doyen, our hosts at the B&B, and to our lovely Walsh/Mason and Vickery kinfolk up there and best wishes to the lovely bride and groom.

For the trip, we flew Southwest Airlines into Manchester and drove the coastal interstate route up to Acadia.  On the way back, we took Route 1 and fell in love with the adorable towns we meandered through. We did stop in Rockland where the Farnsworth Museum is. It features a couple of Wyeth exhibits right now and many other wonderful works. Since Andrew Wyeth was my first art love, we thought it appropriate to stop in.

It was very hard coming back, believe me! But return we did. To rain and humidity and heat. It’s been okay, though, since I took this opportunity to refine a couple of old paintings in need of more tone and tlc. I also did an abstract that I am proud of and started on a painting of sunflowers.

If you enjoy these, you can purchase copies, notecards and even duvets of them at this site.

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About Maura Satchell, writer and artist

Novelist, artist, seeker. Curious to a fault, I rarely say no to an adventure and that gift has led me on some heart-stirring journeys. I regret nothing.
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