The basement work is complete, finally! As I put my studio back together I am taking time to really organize everything. Borrowed Robb's label maker even. Meanwhile I could not resist breaking into my encaustics for the first time, and doing some monoprinting experiments with the oil pastels on an anodized aluminum plate. Good times. And I'm in the middle of reading Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting which Gary Pendleton recommended to me at Snow Hill in the spring. Gary intended to gently push me toward a more realistic painting style. Not likely, but a terrific resource book nonetheless. Carlson was a genius.