OK this isn’t a trick; I made some changes in MailChimp regarding daily painting announcements so this is a bit of a test, and thank you for understanding; this obviously isn’t a new painting! The commissioned piece I’m doing this week won’t allow for daily posts, so I thought I’d go into the wayback machine and post this family shot in honor of my sister who died 3 months ago Monday. This was taken on the ferry to Vashon Island outside of Seattle in 2015 where we ventured for a family event. The loss of my sister will reverberate through my body for many months to come; we had a complicated relationship, as sibling connections can be. We chose very different life paths but she lived a large, exciting and happy life and is sorely missed (that’s Kay on the right next to our tall and handsome brother — please note I am the only grayhair amongst the sibs; my sis never had more than a handful of gray hairs, so maybe her choices were smarter than mine).