I came back to my studio after 10 weeks away. It was still here, and so was I. I was just in pain and recuperating from hip surgery to repair a torn labrum, bone spurs, etc. I didn't realize it until I was in it, but I felt strongly that I did not want to paint while I was in pain and on medication. At first, to be fair, I had no choice, as I spent weeks in bed and unable to stand for very long. But then after a time I kept wanting to get back to it, then chose not to. I had begun this piece, a commission, just before going into the hospital. I expected I'd be back at work and would finish it by Christmas. I came to a place where I let it go, I surrendered and focused on my healing and now... now I am back and it's beautiful to be creating again in this way. Piece is done and delivered to its happy owner. More, more, more to come.