I am still making teacher's and a couple of friends Christmas gifts. You can see the purple tree on the right - I completed 2 of these and painted 4 others. I made several pins - 5 of them went to a gallery downtown - I have 2 more to put up on Etsy. I also completed one sketch of a fall leaf (yes we do get fall in Beaufort - but the leaves don't really turn until November). I colored this leaf with Inktense pencils and used a water brush to make the colors a bit more vibrant. So - I am still at work - very buffeted by some of the horrible things that go on in this world (the Connecticut school shootings primary among them this week). There are wonderful things and wonderful people - If I didn't know that I would be terminally depressed. God has given me a desire to make some art - another wonderful and beautiful thing. I am praying for all those families effected by the tragedy in Connecticut. Thank you so much for visiting. You are also part of the beauty in the world. Linking to Paint Party Friday. Thanks Kristin and Eva for continuing to host - go and check the beautiful art created by many beautiful artists.