There's painting in progress and looking over old ideas from sketch books for new paintings. And when it comes to magpies or birds, there are lots of inspiration about to be found in nature with spring finally here. If you are in the right thrift store you'll find old, old, cracked well loved plates with birds of nature hand painted on them. The Dill in our back yard stands tall well over my height and looks up to clear blue skies dotted with fluffy white clouds, every thing out side is sparkling. It is a good day to be out side.