Next week we’ll have our third art retreat/camp in the Smoky Mountains. I’m so excited! We did retreats in 2009 – inspiration: Andy Goldsworthy and 2010 – inspiration: Maria Sibylla Merian. This time we’re celebrating World Watercolor Month with a focus on – you guessed it! – watercolor! If all goes well we plan to participate in the Cashiers Plein Air Festival Quick Paint on Friday, July 15th. Visits to the John Campbell Folk School and Biltmore Mansion are also on the schedule. Good company, great fresh food, mountain views, clear spring water – I can’t wait!