Covid is blowing up in SoCal and consequently, there is another lockdown. Things will be bad until the vaccine starts putting a dent in infection rates. Given that I’m relatively safe on this idyllic and serene island- I’ve extended my visit into the New Year. I’m continuing to take a plethora of pictures, which will percolate in my mind and possibly reappear in paintings. I’m also working in the garden and have enjoyed detaching from the news cycle. In the meantime, I’m thinking about my future in this gorgeous place and wondering where one could build a studio. Positive things are on their way.