I have been gone for a few days, a quick trip to Washington DC, and now that I am home again I realized that a new post was way overdue! It's amazing how important this blog and all the blogs I follow, have become. I miss checking in on everyone when I am gone, and I do feel an obligation to keep mine updated. It has been such a wonderful trip for me to get comments from all of you about my art. I think I have gained confidence and my paintings have become stronger because of it. So, thank you, I appreciate each and every comment and the knowledge that you come to my site on a regular basis. You have all become very important to me.