Summer is a wonderful time but with the long days and good weather comes lots of work. The gardens are amazing this year do in part to the great spring we had and there was the building of three gates around the yard to keep our newly acquired chickens contained. Then a most amazing thing happened. Last fall I was ask to look at a mural project for a local hospital. Three weeks ago out of the blue they gave me the job. I will be painting four murals acrylic on wood panels 4 feet x 8 feet depicting spring, summer, fall, and winter landscapes. I began work on the first panel which is called (Spring in the Saw Tooth Mountain’s) last week. The attached image is without the sky yet painted and much more work overall. Yesterday I get a call to paint a STARSCAPES FX night sky glow in the dark mural in a master bed room 18 feet by 20 feet with vaulted ceiling. It’s for his wife’s birthday and I will be doing it on her soon to be birthday as a surprise. When she goes to bed that night her bedroom ceiling will have been transformed into a brilliant star filled night sky. Smart guy her husband. Now all that combined with a truly great part time maintenance job at the local 21 theater complex really requires some serious time planing. Please understand I am not bragging or complaining, just curious why it all seamed to show up at once. But then I remembered; its always been that way. Anyway sorry for rambling on, just wanted to touch base as my time at the computer seams to be the one area I can fudge.