The trip to Yosemite this past weekend was amazing. The beauty that surrounded us in the forms of ancient trees, massive walls of granite, rushing waterfalls and meadows full of wildflowers beginning to bloom filled us all up. Mother nature is the best. artist. ever. And speaking of art did I ever mention that I've seen more rainbows since moving to Mill Valley 9 months ago than I have in my entire life. Seriously, I can't even count how many it's been but yesterday morning I saw the mother of all rainbows. As I was leaving school in the morning it appeared. All of the children came out of their class rooms and as I walked home groups of people on the street were all looking, pointing and taking photos trying to capture it's fleeting beauty. Of course it was consumed by a grey sky by the time I got home and so I can't share an image but it got me to thinking about the different ways we absorb nature and how rainbows truly are soul food. I'm afraid not much painting is being done this week as I've been playing catch up with the house. However, I am working on some sketches for a commissioned encaustic piece and I'm making a batch of tomato marmalade today so I may have a few things to share later in the week. What fills you up (and where do you keep all the extra)?