Well, that was a long sick day! Actually, it was more of a hibernation, but I’ve emerged – a little disoriented, somewhat energized, and seriously disappointed that I didn’t manage to use up the fat that I stored last fall. In addition to the lengthening days, a series of commissions helped drag me out of my den. This is a custom house portrait that a very sweet girl ordered as a gift for a neighbour she was leaving behind when she moved into her first house. I love hearing the stories behind the purchases of my prints and am regularly impressed by pure thoughtfulness. Either I have especially nice buyers, or people in general are nicer than I give them credit for (I’m betting on the former).