The Rushing of Summer

How August flies by so quickly I will never understand.

The month had been quite interesting, with lots of ups and downs, and opportunities to enjoy the weather, and even more chances to enjoy my hobbies. Although work at the fudge is still far from the normal good ol’ days, we’ve been able to accommodate and be comfortable with the changes we’ve made. I rather enjoy not opening so early anymore, although it would be nice if I could keep the store open later than we do, but unlike last year, there just isn’t anyone around looking for full time work, or part time work, or any work really. Still, my core staff of 2 has been handling it in the best way possible, and we get through the days sharing our love of certain flavors and our experiences on the island in general. This week we’ll celebrate the annual fudge festival, one festival that we were fortunate to not have to cancel, although many of the regular activities did either get cancelled or changed to something online. I also get to continue my tradition of creating a fudge festival flavor.

Some views from work…

For those of you who have been reading here long enough, you’ll remember a project I started as a type of art therapy and in honor of my dad. I finally was able to finish that project, along with another painting, both with a water theme. Below you can see the final painting that I did for my father:

Two of my paintings on display at the exhibit at Mission Point Resort

It will be up on display at the Art Museum at Mission Point Resort, along with several other island artists. I’m happy to be able to complete the work, and even more honored that I could even display it for others to enjoy. As I mentioned earlier in the post, I’ve had more opportunities to enjoy my hobbies, which has included more painting but this time it has been more of an exploration in other mediums. I’ve started a sketchbook filled with gouache paintings, and hope to continue learning how to paint in this medium, along with watercolor paintings that I hope to do with my students in the coming school year.

Another of my hobbies… photography, took somewhat of a dive this month as work became my main focus, but nevertheless I found times to get out there and take photos regardless of my busy schedule. My largest excursion took me out to Leslie Ave (the road I had adopted for my dad) and enjoyed the scenic ride up and down this winding road.

On the way back down, around East Bluff

I hope everyone is having a safe month! See you next time,