Today is a holiday, no mail, no banks, always the shopping. Nearly all the major holidays in America are about shopping. Memorial Day and 9/11 are the exceptions. This is a good day to take time to pray for America, and reflect on the positive contributions you can make in a peaceful manner, doing no harm, volunteering, voting, and such.
In all of that sorting, I also found an article saved from The Artist's Magazine, July 2000, "A Luminous Start," by Judi Betts. You can see her work at the Baton Rouge Gallery in Louisiana. The style of watercolor, the light and warmth of it is perfect for illustrating the fairy tale that I'll be posting this Sunday, 26 February for Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Its ambitious to select a watercolor style I have yet to try. Challenging ourselves is the momentum for going forward, giving ourselves a chance to learn and succeed. In a good way, that's part of being an American.