It has been a long very cold winter here in Minnesota and most of the country can say the same.  I continue to paint, some good, some bad, but I'm painting.  Also I have been to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to sketch and I find this a very uplifting experience.  I think it is the time it takes to sketch from a painting that establishes the painting in my brain and brings its gifts to me.  I keep a little notebook for that activity and it is a great resource.  Also I have about twelve paintings hung on a wall at Currans Restaurant on 42nd St and Nicollet Ave in South Minneapolis.  Their food is great.  I hope you can stop by and see the show. Here is one of my recent paintings.   Emmy