So I am at art camp. It's actually the Chautauqua Institution but I keep calling it art camp. A friend from school drove me up yesterday. It's right on Chautauqua Lake and close to Lake Erie. The above photo is of Lake Erie- I rode my bike there today. Seven weeks of drawing and visiting artists and water. I was so happy when I got to the big lake that I cried. I love it. Tomorrow we get our studios and have a few things to do- on Monday and Tuesday we have a "drawing marathon". After that I'm planning on biking to the big lake as much as possible. I carried a bunch of stones back in my backpack. I didn't bring any paper with me and I'm planning to just draw on clothes and fabric for dresses. I did buy a little sketchbook for the drawing marathon but then I started collecting paper bags and larger sheets of found paper to draw on for that. Anyway- it is beautiful here and I feel very happy and grateful to be here and the water makes me feel so much better. There is a library here and they were having a book sale and I bought a bag of books for $5 and a bunch of them are about birds- so I might start drawing from those.