well, i have been back from vacation for almost an entire week now and haven't painted or posted a single thing!! i have been working at my very part-time job, a wonderful floral and garden shop in new orleans. it was closed for the months of july and august and reopened on tuesday the 4th. we spent all day tuesday and wednesday reorganizing and restocking and things are looking good. i will post some pictures next week of the shop, the garden trellis. i have also been busy reading the deathly hallows, after going back and re-reading all the previous harry potter books. i am about three-fourths of the way through it and have a hard time putting it down. i hope to have a new daily painting up tomorrow(maybe with a fall/halloween theme)and am posting some pictures i took while i was in chicago at the art institute.