Sometimes when you sit back and remember how you met someone in your life it was by chance encounter, a different turn, a mutual friend, a new job, etc. I am thinking on how exactly I started talking to Lauren and it all started last year.
A virtual friend, Jane O' Hara's artwork was in a show last September and I went to the link to look at the other artists on the site. I clicked on Lauren's website and instantly fell in love with her "Natural Boundaries" portfolio. Not only that, there were and are so many images that I am drawn to.
I wrote to her to tell her just that. She checked out my blog and what I was doing (driving around the country with my dog) and she identified with some things I wrote about on my travels. We started talking and ended up having a lot in common. After writing for almost a year here and there, I finally met her in her home/studio in Bigfork, Montana and Max and I spent some time with her and her dog, Sugar.
We had a nice slice of life in Montana going for walks, eating at the local establishments, listening to live music, visiting a farm house and enjoying her "yappy hour."
I had a great time in Montana. I can see why Lauren chose to make Bigfork her home. It is an amazing place and I look forward to returning again. A big thank you to Lauren and Sugar! If you are on facebook, you can be her fan by clicking HERE.
She is a blogger too and wrote a nice piece on our visit with her. You can view that by clicking HERE.