I just finished the last two commissions I got before I shut them down in February. I can't thank Joy and Jen enough for waiting so long for their pieces.

"Muddle" 7 x 9 acrylic on wood plaque. For Joy who simply gave me the word, 'mojito', and said run with it.

"Wahnilla" 5 x 5 acrylic on wood plaque. For Jen who loves vanilla beans, vanilla orchids, the beach and a bit of morbidity.

And with that I am bidding you farewell for the time being. I hope to be back in a month, or two. A good friend of mine brought it to my attention that Winston Churchill called his depression the black dog. My black dog has been following me for the past month but never quite out of sight. Now after circling around my feet he has jumped back up into my lap. I need to clean my system out before I can try my last med so a relapse was inevitable, I just didn't think it would be quite so quick.


I promised another of the last two paintings I had done for Art Amsterdam, which is going on right now. I humbly present, "Make Like a Banana...". Another large one for me, 14" x 9.5". Once again my dad helped me out by cutting the plaque :)

And as an added bonus, while painting I had a thought to take photos as I went along. I always love watching progress videos and thought I'd take a shot at it. I also wanted to thank Ed for putting together all the photos into the video, complete with soundtrack, while I was sleeping. You're the best :D Please enjoy!