Porch View, Austin, TX

April 14: Something about sharing life for a day or two with people you're not likely to see again puts a poignant edge on interactions, an edge that seems good in a way and maybe should be there always.

April 16: Jane took me to a great Mexican restaurant and then on a little tour of the downtown area. It's quite an attractive city. I feel challenged to try to do some representative city scenes, although I don't really want to leave the house to paint. I feel a strong need to settle in and collect myself.