Many of the National Parks offer Artist in Residence programs. I was lucky enough to be chosen for May 2017, by the Petrified Forest.
I created a blog which you can access below, that follows the 31 days in May (and a few later adventures when I was fortunate to live in a casita, built in the 1930's as part of the original Painted Desert Inn. Without television and limited phone data, my cozy home was the start of many adventures in the park.
The sense of community with nature and the people that run the Park will never be matched. This page, which is ongoing, will sample the art I created because of the program