No, I've not run off to Tahiti like Gauguin, though the thought has entered my mind a number of times. And no, I've not gone into hiding either. I am at work on several commission pieces at the moment and will post when completed and accepted by the client. I don't generally accept commission work, but in this case, the subject matter was too good to pass by. I hope the two works will turn out to the client's liking. Meanwhile, Happy Birthday, America!