And now for something completely different… I realized that I hadn’t painted since last winter, and painting is my mainstay. The project that had consumed me for the past six months was in pastel. This morning I was in the mood! I never use a palette knife, but I wanted to play and experiment. I proceeded without a plan, or an image in my head, just lots of paint on my palette, and a knife. I am reasonably satisfied with the outcome, and I know how I want to proceed tomorrow, with a plan, loads of fresh paint, and a blank canvas.