I have these long breaks from painting..

...where I don't paint at all.  I'll do handwork: stitch, or knit.  Which I love.  But I feel that my work, my real work, is in the painting.

And so when I go back at it again I always get excited, full of energy and happiness, and want to post pictures of my painting right away, even if it's not done.

So, this is todays bursting-with-happiness unfinished endeavor:

it's rather large, maybe 3 ft. by 5 ft?  I couldn't get a good picture because it's just about evening-time here and grayer than grey outside.  Been raining so much I'm afraid my chickens are going to float away.  
But that's another story.  

And, this picture below is of a little note that I saw today that my daughter had taped to her window.  I love the sweet message, and that she writes such things for herself.  

Wishing you the very best that the world has to offer,