after much-required time away from artistic productivity, new works have been born. the bottom two already existed as ink drawings and i have painted them. the first piece was created yesterday amidst the company of jason and isabella, bouts of breastfeeding, kettle-boiling and the drinking of peppermint tea. to me it is a true miracle that i have finished anything at all, let alone three paintings (and two other ink and brush drawings which aren't yet posted here). i had forgotten just how happy i feel when creativity comes upon me. my eyes become more blue and my cheeks turn pink. 'tis a good thing.