With all the best intentions of getting back into my painting routine, things happened instead. I caught a bad cold, probably from that lovely recirculated air in the plane - and one of my dogs ruptured the ligament in his knee. Which means surgery and a traumatic week for him and all of us. He should be fine, he's young and strong - but I hate when my pets are hurting. Bear with me - I'll be back to a normal pace of painting as soon as we all get our health back.