Well, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a chance for contemplation and gathering of thoughts (or nuts). I am greeting the holidays quietly this year...osterity being the key word! I recieved my instructions for the critique art class I am taking. The next class is in February, but we are to do 3 paintings...#1 painting is to inspire #2 painting, which is to inspire #3 painting, which is to be connected to #1 and #2...confusing! I am wracking my brain to figure this one out! I have been working on some sketches, which will be posted in the next few days. I seem to be fixated on pattern right now. Do you find that when emotions are high, and stress is at its' peak, that you draw or paint more, or less? I used to go into hiding when the world crashed in on me, and just eat! These days I want to escape the nasty old world by creating something. I would be very interested in hearing your experiences on this!