During my Week Six artist date I did break the rules- sort of. Technically, an artist date is supposed to be alone. However, I did take my little white dog. I went for a walk on the beach in Praia de Vitoria to pick up shells. This was Doctora’s first trip to the ocean with me.
At first, she was a bit hesitant about the waves rolling up onto the beach. But she quickly got used to the water and went into standard I’m-wet-and-need-to-run-around-be-all-weird dog mode. She was pretty much the most adorable of all the puppies. I found lots of barnacles that will work perfectly as I finish up my Terceira-inspired mixed media works. The weather wasn’t gorgeous, but it was a still a perfectly lovely afternoon with my happy dog and the ocean.