One perk of working with images on the iPhone is that you can tweak the colors so much and so easily! Behold my favorite color combination. I remember starting out mixing paint and trying so hard to replicate different shades of blue and red into the same painting. Good times.

Here's something to remember: So many artists start out the same way- trying to duplicate something they have seen somewhere. Great practice. The artists soon declare their frustration because they cannot match the work they are trying to replicate. Accept the frustration. The experience you are gaining is important groundwork for your future in art. Don't give up.

Dad is in the hospital still. Day 22 I think.. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that have been emailing me and praying for my family. Your thoughts, words and actions mean so much to us. I am really overwhelmed.. I can't email everyone.. With all this and my job I can't possibly maintain all of the extra emails, but please know that I read every message and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.