OK, it's starting!
I have my studio back and reorganized. The frames and canvases are sorted into a better location and my paints and tools are ready to use. There were even some great hidden finds - a dozen black 8x10 frames for a long forgotten project, ready-to-use Ampersand boards for oil and even for watercolour. These will give me a head start as they need no prep days. I stocked up on full sheets of watercolour paper in case I need a little practice painting large before committing to big oil paintings.
Valley Visual Artists
Merritt once had a local art group called "Valley Visual Artists." They painted together regularly, organized annual art shows and hosted art workshops. It faded away, but never really disappeared. Maybe the VVA will rise again...