The holidays are now past and I, like most, have gone back to our working patterns. I had been fortunate enough to have the week off between Christmas and New Years but unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling well so it became a quiet time at home. The great part of a sta-cation like this is that it gave me time to gather my thoughts and separate out the work tasks and plans from my painting tasks and goals and apply the evaluation I have been doing during the last couple of months. By the end of the week I began to paint. I created several new works that reflect the next phase of my development and will roll them out here over the next several days. Let’s call these New year’s work since 2 were completed over the new Year’s weekend with a third, well started.