Today was the very first day I've spent in the studio painting this month. I've been drawing and making stuff, planning parties and holiday festivities, but not painting. I missed it. Quiet working time felt...right. I'm working on some little paintings sort of as a warm up, to stretch out my stiff muscles. I like the warm-up time because the awareness of my actions (mixing color, thickness of paint, edges, and drawing) is more acute. I can't wait for tomorrow.