Laura and Linda enjoying a sisters weekend

Laura and Linda on sisters weekend

I’m back from San Diego, tanned, rested and ready. Well, not so tanned, but that’s OK these days, right?

I had a wonderful time catching up with my sister, Laura, who was working there for a few days before returning home to Hawaii. We had a fabulous time walking in Balboa park, shopping, taking naps (!), relaxing in the hot tub and sharing some surprisingly good sangria from Trader Joe’s.

Botanical Garden Building Inside Botanical Garden Balboa Park in San Diego

While on my mini Vay-K I made a trip out to visit with one of the artists in my book, Amber George. I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, but we had never met and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. I love studio visits because not only do you get to meet the artist, but also see how they make the work that is integral to their lives and personalities. This can tell you a lot about a person.

Amber and Linda

Amber and Linda

Amber and I hit it off right away and talked long into our planned lunch outing. We eventually tore ourselves away from the studio and got something to eat, but we could have spent the whole day in there. And we weren’t even painting!

I actually thought ahead to take some video of her studio, which is posted below. It’s a little choppy but it will at least give you an idea of how she uses her work space.

Be sure to visit Amber’s web site too. Enjoy!