Finally, thanks to everyone for checking in on my blog, especially for your patience, as I wasn't able to post while I was away. I'm going to post my photos to Flickr (will add a link here when I do), and hope to be doing some painting from them before my tan fades.
Next: time to choose winter-session classes. Really hoping to get with a good life painting class, and may even give pottery another try, inspired by Peter's daughter, Melyssa, a beginning and very promising potter, who gave me this lovely, evocative bowl she made for Christmas. I love it; it's its own little world.