we're back from our week in hawaii. i feel like part of me is still floating on gentle, clear, blue ocean waves. i can still hear the sound of the waves crashing on black lava rocks and feel the warm sand beneath my toes! we've decided to save up for a hawaiian vacation every year! i don't know how we'll do it, but it will be something we treat ourselves to each year. hawaii is such a magical place filled with amazing natural beauty and kind, friendly people. i just can't imagine never being able to return.
i'll be back with my regularly scheduled (art) program as soon as i can take some photos of my newest journal pages. i brought a bag of supplies with me to hawaii and i maybe did half a page!! i envisioned all this time of relaxing by the pool or on the beach with my journal but really, after hanging out on the beach all day, exploring tide pools, floating in aqua blue water, eating good food and heading back to the hotel to swim in the lagoon pool, i was too exhausted to make art! ;) my husband had the same idea, that he'd have all this time to write (he's a poet and philosopher) and he came to the same conclusion that vacation really takes a lot of work! :) (not that we're complaining!!)
it has been pretty easy for us to ease back into the "real world." i'm not gonna lie, northern california this time of year is just blooming with beautiful spring goodness and mild weather. it's not quite swimming weather, but it's definitely run around barefoot in the grass weather. i've decided to see my every day surroundings as a mini vacation or "paradise" of its own.