We're in the middle of a heat wave here in extreme northern California and that makes working with acrylics a tricky business as the paint seems to dry instantly upon contact with canvas or palette. And yet, paint I must as I hang the Sparks of Madness show this coming Sunday. I'm making slow but steady progress. Since today is my birthday, I predict a long, glorious day in the studio doing what I love best: making art. Wherever you are, I hope that you too are doing whatever you love best, today and every day.