This week my mom framed up the Norway Pine on yupo you see above. She also framed a similar large Pine on watercolor paper. It wasn't my typical subject to paint, but I had a blast this summer painting trees upon trees, upon trees, until these guys emerged.
The studio is ready and functional, but not in use at the moment. I'm still recovering from a bout of pneumonia, so the last several days have been spent in bed. I finally got to go back to work today, which was fun. The kids were running around dressed in white and pink and red, passing out Valentines and roses. I taught kindergarten for awhile, which is always a joy, and caught up on emails and projects. Its amazing how many things can pile up in just a few days.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend. I'll still be laying low, though taking a day trip to the coast for some warmer temps and relaxing by the pool. By next week I should be back in action, ready to paint and carve and write, rather than sleep.