I would like to send out a BIG thank you to those who wrote in with words of encouragement after my post yesterday. My dirty secret is that I am usually ahead with my paintings (some days I have time for several, some days just one, some none). I usually only admit this to my kids. The reason I mention this is to explain that this painting and a few more are pre-block. Today was more of the same block to the point my husband suggested we get out of the house and go to three of my favorite inspiration spots: the bookstore (for the art mags), the thriftstore, and Central Market (for great produce).