When we were told to ‘shelter in place’ mystudio became a crucial element in my life. In early April, I decided to reframe the situation and use this time as my own personal artist retreat. During these early weeks I took long solitary walks and started noticing very simple things, such as sunlight on greening meadows, wildflowers, colors and patterns created by sunlight and shadows, dew on tender tips of grass, etc. After several weeks of looking and writing and sketching,I found my impulse to create was focused on the simplest things: sunlight, shadow, and grasses. My new work is called ‘grasslands’ and my time away from the world has made me bolder, given me permission to do things in a way I’ve never felt free to do before. Without pressure or expectation; I experiment, I am curious to just see what happens, to just do.I love what I’m doing now. I am excited about all the possibilities I see in the work. I see myself and my work evolving freely and in unexpected ways with every piece I do.