12-29-2011 Finally I had the time to catch up on three Make Me Happy requests for ATCs for All members tonight. They took a little longer than I planned but December has slowed me down creatively for some reason. I've been spending a lot more free time doing mindless things but recently I started craving color again. Mostly from visiting other artists blogs it's helped keep an ember burning inside myself. There is always someone every day out there creating something. Unfortunately when I take short breaks like this I get rusty and the work isn't as good as I would like it to be. To freshen up I played with three different materials, the polar bear is alcohol markers, the colorful mushrooms are watercolors and the hookah caterpillar is colored pencil.