My hope for the New Year….PAINT MORE! Do NOT get seduced by the computer with its shallow promise of Instant Gratification! Do it Old School!!!….. Happiness is a clean drafting table….This is MY spot of heaven. This is where my troubles disappear. This is my Zen Garden. I’m in here at this table and/or easel most days. TRUE BLISS IS: A rainy day, a blank canvas, a cup of hot tea, Miles Davis on the CD player, endless time to create, cell phone turned firmly OFF, going no where, no ones coming over. And inspiration! I come in here and begin to paint and I forget to be hungry, forget everything. (I’ve been known to forget dinner engagements Uh-Oh!) In the summer, I crack the windows and smell and listen to the warm rain in my nearby garden. The view out the front window is my garden and endless prairie. No buildings. There a small farm across the ricefield, but that’s it. Its wonderful. Shot in Stuttgart,Ark USA with a SanyoVPC-E2100.