Okay -- I'm not a Buddhist. Which makes me feel better now that I've notched my second mouse. The theory being that as the weather changes they just come inside. These days it's like a scene from the Red Wedding.
On July 4th, 2006, I embarked on a quest to become the pre-eminent American portrait painter of the 21st century. This blog chronicles that journey. With apologies to Joan Didion, I call it THE YEAR OF MAGICAL PAINTING.