Played hooky yesterday and spent a delightful afternoon with artist friends, something that needs to be done every once in awhile not only to catch up on what they have been doing, but to refresh the soul! Lots of art talk, lots of general talk, lots of good food, fun and laughter. Did also do a gallery drop with new works as a stop on the way, but the day was really for being out and away from the studio. Of course, being an artist, when great reference material presents itself . . . well, you just have to take advantage! Their pond offered much to select from. Today, it's back to work.