On Mondays, we can paint with others at the gallery. I was in a quandary about what to take for my first time. I don't paint away from my studio very much. When I work I need LOTS of space, because I use lots of different materials and the gallery area is not really set up for that one. So, not wanting to push anyone's space with lots of stuff, I chose to fill my carpenters bucket with watercolor materials and took an Arches pad. It worked out just fine. Had fun and lots of chatting. Getting to know others and finding out I really am in the right place - finally. Kansas (where we lived anyway) had so little to offer for ART experiences like this one. 'Bloom where you are planted' has always been my motto, but I like it better when there are plenty more gardeners who are serious about what they do. I imagined that I wouldn't get much done, but I did. Here is a watercolor I started and am thinking about where to take it. I used a reference photo from Unsplash.com - a 'free to use' photo site that is just full of unique and awesome images.