Our next stop was the Silver Lake Sand Dunes where the foursome scrambled up the steep dune to join the growing number of tourists in the area on a sunny Saturday. Next was the epic shopping trip at Hansen Foods, where the new friends found out that they shared dietary restrictions and foodie passions alike. The family dinner that night was a collaborative effort, and we started to talk about plans for the week and our calendar of possibilities. Evan was considering painting plants from the meadow and interacting with the local community through the dating app Scruff; Terri was dedicated to experiencing the sunset every night and taking portraits of ice cream eaters on the beach; Rumi had begun collecting found objects on short walks around the studio and documenting them with constructions paper sun prints; and Morganne's curiosity was peaked by Mary's story of the Halcyone Nature trail and the proprietor's 16mm films of trees.
We had a great session working with our Young Artist Professional Mentorship participant (aka junior resident artist) Hannah Gebhart. She brought her portfolio of drawings and watercolors to the studio to scan and photograph them for her upcoming slide talk.