I set aside today for a paint date. The messy hair tells the story of how even my usual morning routine was neglected. I thought it best to lay out the foundation first thing before any distractions started. Inspiration for this painting came from a photograph of Loretta. She’s a cute but feisty Jack Russell terrier mix who never has a dull moment. She was at the kitchen window watching a squirrel that she no doubt wanted clenched in her teeth. I still have a bit more work to do on it but it’s evolving nicely. I love the feeling of clarity that painting brings to daily life. Making and sticking to my paint date is an important part of my process. Feeling accomplished.