There's not real big secret why I was gone: I had my wisdom teeth out. I'm on day four of soft foods and I've never looked at my husband's crunchy vegetables and potato chips with more envy than I do from day four. Can a person live on ice cream? Probably not recommended, but I'm doing my best to further the scientific research.
It felt good to be back in the studio. I started yesterday but quickly went back to bed. I love the strong pattern on the left side of the painting, and I'd like to bring that strength of pattern all the way through the piece. I have four more pieces to do before taking a few days off and thinking about where I want to go next.