For many of us, summer time is vacation time. This also applies to me and my family.
We spent 10 days in Puerto Rico and enjoyed every minute of it. We had fun snorkeling around a mangrove island, swimming in crystal clear ocean water, and making a boat trip in the darkness of the night to a bay with bioluminescent (glow in the dark) microscopic organisms.
We made our way through dry forest up a steep mountain to see the Arecibo Observatory, one of the largest radio-telescopes in the world. We hiked in El Yunque and saw lush vegetation in this amazing rainforest. We took a guided tour through Camuy, the third largest cave system in the world.
We enjoyed delicious food and the rhythm of Caribbean music. We did a lot but also built in time to relax and hang out at the pool.
I took in the colors of the island, its flowers, its trees, the mountainous landscape and the pristine beaches.
I made sketches and collected ideas for my artwork. I spent quiet time thinking about my priorities, both in my personal life as well as my professional life. I set new goals for my career. I took time off from working in the studio and yet I feel as if I accomplished a lot during this vacation.
I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and at the same time I was also looking forward to being back in the studio. I feel rested and full of new energy.
Studio, here I come!