I've been putting in long hours on the watercolor showcase blog and now I'm about to take off to visit my parents. They're somewhat housebound this winter due to medical problems, and the Wisconsin winter has been particularly harsh this year as well, making things very difficult for them. If I don't end up living in the Minneapolis airport for a week because of weather, I'll be in touch, at least to post the next feature on Brush-Paper-Water. Until then, have a peek at the brushes, etc. that I used to paint the Asian pears. I have a spatter screen on order from Cheap Joes now, but last week, it was a matter of raiding the kitchen drawer! And no, I didn't steal Señor Terremoto's toothbrush! That's my art toothbrush -- Oral B, the choice of fine watercolorists everywhere!!