Well, I've been trying to get back into my art. All the while I was sewing those blasted beads on my daughter's wedding dress, I was envisioning all sorts of pictures and projects. Now, the wedding's behind me and I can't seem to light the fire within. I've been working on the Autumn portrait, gathering fall leaves for color reference. I keep trying different color schemes and nothing seems right. My new studio has fairly good lighting, even though it isn't northern light. Every time I get out of my seat, Princess Sophie, my seal point kitty, jumps up on my art seat. It's become a game with us. I don't know how she knows I'm out of it for a few minutes. She must have radar. The other picture is of Tucker, a lynx-point. He's our marble fetcher. While I'm trying to draw and trying even harder to figure out this painting business, he brings me a marble and drops it at my feet; his signal for me to play. I throw it down the hall and he runs to retrieve it and brings it back. I think he thinks he's a dog. They are both good company during my day. WHY is painting so hard for me!!