I have been away from blogging for several days...due to the winter wonderland in Dallas. We have had power outages, lots of broken tree branches, and many inconviences because of the snow that fell on Thursday and Friday of last week. Then to top it all off, my computer got sick and I had issues with it. Power has been restored, the snow has melted, and the yard work has begun. And, I think my computer is o.k. after a trip to the computer hospital. I hope to get to the studio today and finish up my koi pond painting. I hope my brushes are kind to me today! It is Fat Tuesday and Karen's Birthday celebration at the studio...it will be good to bet back on track. Thanks for viewing this blog!