At my first residency in east central Portugal. Lovely rolling landscape of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. have settled into "Portugal time",
Allowing the creative process to direct me instead of pushing. I am inspired by the ubiquitous cork oak tree, it's pruning over the decades forcing it's gnarled limbs every which way.
And beyond this tree "farm" is the watchful eye of Evoramonte, a medieval fortress town perched high above the landscape, witness to human inspiration and folly in all it's variations.