This past weekend my boyfriend and I went rock climbing in Joshua Tree, and I found the camping and crisp clean air do my soul good. I find everything about the desert beautiful. I feel it cleanses my body, mind and spirit. In nature I feel free and happy. I think it's my natural way of being. Amazing how work and the every day grind can take it's toll. There was little down time, so I was unable to do any sketching. Plus my hands fingers were tender from climbing! I am ready for the week and hopefully I can finish up a painting or two!