Yesterday was my reward for a kind of grueling weekend. We had to take my friend to the airport and since we were going in that direction we decided to head to the beach…Manhattan Beach…where we have rarely gone. It was so fun to paint, stroll on the beach, stop into a real bookstore and buy a juicy book, and even make plans for Valentine’s Day dinner…and we had an over the top great dinner at a place called Sesame Moe’s. Perfect day. I will say though that despite the internet saying it was going to be 78, I was freezing in a sweater and overjacket in the shade painting by the water…My biggest fans were many different little girls who stopped to give me their assessment that “you are a very good artist”–worth being a little cold for, huh?