With snow and rain and slush accumulating outside the studio today, it's hard to relate to memories of just a week ago and spending ten minutes with this pair along the Gulf coast at a spot one of my artist friends referred to as Little Estero. What a wonderful morning that was, walking the beach bumping into egrets and herons and terns and gulls and diving pelicans. At the very least, I have those etched-into-my-brain images to draw upon as well as solid photo reference. But now the question is, where to begin? I will spend the day laying out plans for upcoming works and a review of established deadlines for exhibitions and jury dates. And then I can't wait to sit down to the drawing board and get back to work. There is a late March deadline looming and time is, just as these pelicans did shortly after this shot was taken a week ago, flying by!