sorry sorry sorry sorry. i haven't written in donkey's years. but i've some news! i've just spontaneously signed up for a 5 week online painting course with Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough! i'm one o those peeps who really needs a push and some structure to her creative endeavours, lest they fall by the dreaded wayside - so this'll be perfect for me. i'm so excited, in fact, that i gotta run n work on my first lesson right away! you can join me if you like, but you must hurry 'cause the 'course is underway. do it!!! here's the link.