I haven't posted for a little while because of two very important and time consuming things that have just started up. I found a job- yay!- and so I've started working and I get to go to school and that started last Monday. Therefore, I haven't been able to post. One of my classes is a painting class, so even though I am busy with work and school, I can still squeeze in painting- and I can get a grade for it! I have really enjoyed it so far. I thought, for sure, I'd be too shy to paint in front of other people, but I really don't mind it. I just tune out everyone else, stick in my little ear buds, and go to work. Well, this painting is obviously not finished, but I will show you the first night's worth of painting class. Also, notice the easel- that was my birthday present from my dear, sweet husband! Thanks, Mike- I love it! (I love you!) :) I probably won't be finished with this guy for a couple of weeks because I will just be painting it at class, so watch for the finished product some time. His name has got to be Rufus, but you have to say it like you're howling at the moon... "Rrrroofus!" He kinda makes me smile!