Leaves fall silently to the ground on this cold Autumn day and blanket the grass with color. It's warm and welcoming inside as I battle this very weird flu that has kept me housebound all week. It has been a good time to update my website and to write my newsletter, artist statement and descriptions for the paintings I will be exhibiting at the end of the month. The downtime has also allowed me to reevaluate my business goals and to plan the concept for my entry in the Arts and Letters Awards this year. Hopefully, I will be back on my feet soon.