After four days of intense mind-absorbing, heart-burning and soul-catching I knew today would be a shock to my senses. Duties left abandoned last week, now piled up like dirty laundry after a summer vacation.

Pangs of guilt wore on my day as I realized I had been neglecting my personal painting. So today’s creation comes from my desire to once again put pastel to paper and oil to wax. In the end, it wasn’t one of my stellar pieces. Still, I am proud to find this fire continues to burn within.