Oh HAPPY DAY!!! Four more days until we get to set up for the Troy, Alabama TROYFEST!! It's one of my favorite shows of the season!! I am so excited, and am working furiously to get everything ready!! I am out of my dark cloud, and ready to PAINT again. I will tell you what I did!! Yesterday, I started to clean my studio..I have been in a funk for months, struggling through every brush stroke..not even doing a painting a day...etc..so, I decided to CLEAN THE PIGSTY!! I paint at a table. On my left-hand side is a large counter from an old store. On top of this counter, I had another table..and stuff piled on both pieces...It created a deep dark hole, which just happens to be where I sit and paint...In this dark hole also sits my TV, and my computer....So yesterday, I have Chuck come in, and remove the table piled on the table..(after I had removed all the crap that was piled to the ceiling)..and POOF..LIGHT!! I no longer feel trapped..I guess it was creating a CAVE EFFECT..because once it was all gone (except the computer and TV)....it was like a glorious light at the end of the tunnel. I felt as if a boulder was lifted off of me!!! So, I am happy, and after a long, long winter ...am ready to kick some a.....Live Artfully!!