Beth in her infinite faith and wisdom has nudged me back toward making pictures. Later this week we will meet at Third Place Commons (adjacent to Third Place Books) in Lake Forest Park to do oil sketches in public.
Their website explains the name: "Third Places are the many public places where people can gather, put aside the concerns of home and work (their first and second places) and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation." This is taken from a book by Ray Oldenburg, The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community. These are our favorite kinds of places!
Since I haven't been making pictures, you should go look at what Beth has been up to!