Oh, how I apologize to each and everyone of you for not keeping up with everyone in "blog land". I have been plagued by eye problems. I am so afraid that I will be "out of commission" for awhile that I am staying in the studio for hours and hours painting. That is certainly no excuse for slighting your lovely comments or not being here to visit your beautiful blogs. Won't you please forgive me? I promise to be back on schedule soon.... I am keeping my fingers crossed (as well as sending up many prayers) that everything will soon be right again with this dreadful retina situation. Patience is certainly not one of my virtues.