With the first of the Christmas discs playing away on the Bose this afternoon, I am back at the drawing board! A well deserved couple of weeks 'off' and doing other things has left me ready to get back to work. With Christmas coming up shortly, I have begun a series of small works that will wind up being little gifts for friends. This is the first of several marbles that will be easing me back into the graphite world over the next couple of weeks. This one is just about an inch and three quarters by three inches.