Painting and painting. I haven't painted in, erm, four years? Far far too long. So I broke out the watercolours last week and have been having a blast. My first two works were just warm-ups, then a semi-realistic prairie landscape for Lesa, who emailed "I miss the prairies and its desert sun". Then one for Suzanne, an abstract that was inspired by the cover of the weddoes Seamonsters album. This one is in part a house-warming gift, as she just moved, and in trade for an "absinthe night". Yes, I will get the absinthe. Yesterday I purchased more supplies, as most of my stuff was pretty old and crusty, and I'm working on a impressiontic rendering of the Cominco lead-zinc smelter in Trail, BC. Each painting is better than the last as I warm up to the old craft. It is so much fun.