I'm back at work but I'm getting to my painting for a few minutes here and there. I also have to spend some time on the family portrait I need to finish for a wedding gift later this summer. I'd get a lot more done if I didn't spend as much time looking at blogs... but it's so enjoyable. I love reading about the adventures of Ralph, Carol, Sherry, Deb and so many others. I miss those like Myra who are away from the computer and can't check in. Many are fellow artists and I am blessed by their skill. Just looking at what they accomplish causes me to long for that mysterious quality that makes it so one can claim the title: artist. Sometimes I have it because I happen to create something that seems to me to qualify but mostly I claim it because of the company I keep, both in my community and in the blogging world. So thank you all my artist buddies. I love being and artist along side of you.