I have not blogged in several weeks because I have not painted in that same time. I have reserved my studio time in November - December for painting some personal pieces that I have wanted to do for some time. Typically I spend the last two months of the year rushing to paint Christmas commissions. Not this year! I decided to be nice to myself and cut the stress levels caused by rushing to meet deadlines. This year I want to enjoy my holidays to the fullest. This year my painting time in November and December will be personal time with no deadlines. Just wanted to let you know I'm still here and that I've been thinking of all of you who are facing life trials and tribulations.