There's been a subtle shift in the way things feel around here. Last week was full of mishaps, mayhem and disappointments. Looking back at it now with the cushion of a beautiful weekend between me and those happenings I can see that it was a transitional week. Do you ever have those....when everything just goes wrong, to set you up for what's coming next? The hard part of going through one of those weeks is that when you're in it you forget the whole cosmic, bigger picture thing and it can swallow you up. But now, today, I'm on the other side of it and it makes sense. Spring is showing it's lovely face in so many places it's pretty much taken over my thinking. There are buds (and even flowers) on most trees and bushes, sunny days are beginning to outnumber rainy ones and the birds exuberance each morning is infectious. The timing of this attitude adjustment is perfect as I've been invited to participate in Nachotta Gallery's next show entitled "Spring" (the 9x12" painting above is the first of six for that show). So right now I have a pile of freshly cut blocks, the garage door is rolled up, the birds are singing and the wax is heating so I'm off to paint. Happy March to you and I'm wondering, have you noticed a shift?