An exciting thing happened, my sketchbook from 2006 was found at the Art Center. I was a little hesitant about opening it up feeling failure as I held it close to me. But, inside what I saw was a very focused person with detailed drawings narrative about what direction I wanted each peice to go. Even a few news paper clippings. I listed medium formulas, glazes, and inserted examples of they way I wanted a painting to turn out. Oh to be that focused again. I will, I shall, I can. This painting was one of Bailey on the beach. I wrote a couple of pages about the painting and sketched it out several times before attempting it. Some time the first year of painting is the most exciting.....before you start judging yourself.