Hi everyone, hope everyone is having a great summer so far. We took my daughter water skiing and jet skiing for a few days in Big Bear, CA, a local mountain resort. It was beautiful for most of the time with weird bouts of thunder storms and lightening and rain. The skiers were pulled out of the water a few times over the two days to wait out the storms that blew through. The last day after lunch we spent a few hours trying to wait out the storm in a restaurant in hopes it would pass over and everyone could resume their skiing. While we waited I passed out paper and intense sticks and everyone had fun sketching the marina or whatever they wanted to help pass the time. As the weather cleared they all resumed but one person slid his picture under the glass cover on the tables of this small town restaurant to leave for others to enjoy. I loved that idea and did the same. If you happen to be in Big Bear at B's Barbecue Restaurant next to the lake I hope you will find our plein air painting representing our painting adventure during an August storm in the summer of 2012! I love the idea of leaving small gifts of art in different places and would love to hear if anyone else has done this. We could start a Geocaching art movement! Sharing art across America!