I am in the Quad Cities, Iowa, in the final week of tour with Chicago Shakespeare's SS! The Taming of the Shrew and on my way to dinner with the rest of the company - cast and crew - at Blue Cat Brewery. This week, in the throes of moving into storage the studio gallery in Wicker Park, boxed and standing by for the rental truck. We finish tour this Friday May 4th; I leave on May 5th for a new project: "Carmel to Carmel in Eight Weeks." I will drive to Carmel-by-the-Sea to paint for a week en plein air, and spend seven weeks painting my way back to the Midwest, tent-camping and visiting with friends all the while. The trip will end on July 1st in Carmel, Indiana, after a week's stay and painting in beautiful Brown County, following in the footsteps of the famous Hoosier painter, T.C. Steele, Nashville, IN. Hope you will join me along the way!