A couple of weeks ago I painted with some friends in the woods just north of here. The mosquitoes were unbelievably terrible, but we were well protected thanks to our host that had hats and bandannas sprayed with "Deep Woods Off" ready and waiting for us. We had a wonderful day - it was peaceful and quiet and beautiful.
I love painting with friends! It is so nice to be with people with the same interests. Sometimes we talk, sometimes we don't. We can discuss things or just enjoy the silence. AND that's what I like about painting in a little journal - it isn't serious, but it sure does feed my soul.