This is one of the last pictures I took of my studio after receiving mandatory evacuation orders in our town. We decided to leave Florida after hearing about direct landfall so close to us if not directly over us. Today was very hard for me. My family was supposed to follow behind us, insisted we go, they said they were running late, and then decided to stay. My heart is hurting so much right now. I don't know how to explain it and I don't think there's anything to remedy this absolute shit feeling. I hope that when we come back, our home will be ok, maybe some necessary cleanup of course... but I hope that when I come back to this studio I will be able to get right back to painting and sharing my art journey with you. Thank you to every single one of you who messaged and commented during this time, thank you for keeping me, my family, and my fur babies in your thoughts. Thank you for caring. It means so much to me, I am immensely grateful to have to chance to share my art with you. No matter what happens I will bounce back and continue on. To everyone still in Florida, please stay safe. Don't ignore evacuation orders if you are told to leave, please get to safety. I love you, my heart is with you.