The pool is chock full of water this morning after a night of heavy rain and very strong thunderstorms. I expected the swales to be full, too, but all the work the City had done to improve drainage on Marco has really helped. We remember times when we would wait to go home because the water was so deep the streets were impassible in our low-slung car, and more adventurous drivers might be stalled or misdrive into the swales because the roadway was hidden.
I've been busy in the studio and the two mini-paintings I promised are just about finished. I've been working on a couple of larger paintings that have eluded completion and hope to get them done today and then we'll go out for some fun. The Foundation for the Arts own has orgainized the Marco Island art galleries to present the first ever Gallery Walk from 5 -7 today. You can start at any of the island's galleries and pick up a list of the others that will be opened. You'll see some wonderful art and have some refreshments, too. If the event is a success it may become a monthly event. We'll meet collectors from NY who own several of my paintings for dinner. Bob and Maribel are fast becoming friends, and we welcome their call when they're in town. Hope to see you tonight Gallery Walking on Marco!