Well boy oh boy, it's been quite an interesting year or two, and the adventure is about to continue. If you've visited my shop page recently, you will find that all of the items are showing up as sold out. Not so! I still have items in stock, but they will be unavailable for a bit as I relocate from very near the Pacific Ocean to about as close to the Atlantic Ocean as a body can get without actually falling in! Yes, it's goodbye to Oregon and hello to the great state of Massachusetts...
If you go back a few years to this blog post, you will see that I spent some time back then taking art workshops on Cape Cod, and poking around in the marshes here and suchlike. Now, by golly, I have the opportunity to make the Cape my HQ, which is rather swell, don't you think so? In doing so, I am humbly joining a long-established community of artists and nature enthusiasts, and am pretty excited about it. There's much to be done on the logistics side, so I'll try to give an occasional update on the progress of the business move, but oh please do not be sore at me if I go silent again for a bit! For now, here are a few pictures of my new environs. It's an awfully beautiful spot, if I do say so.
P.S.: For more on the monarch butterfly and milkweed story, visit my Instagram feed. Perhaps I'll do a summary here at some point. Super short version: we protected some milkweed here on the Cape this summer, and were justly rewarded with caterpillars and butterflies! We are hopeful that the last generation of them is now off to Mexico!
Melinda Nettles, proprietor of LEAN2creativeworks, an independent art and illustration studio located in the Cape Cod town of Eastham, Massachusetts.