I am working away on some new projects and feeling excited about a flurry of upcoming work (can anyone say gotta pay a high heating bill? :)). Portland is especially beautiful right now, the last of the leaves are falling, the air is crisp and the sky has that light blue, pinkish magical light that signals the closing chapter of another year. It's a time to reflect on what we are thankful for (being able to have a roof over our heads and heat truly is a luxury) and what we have learned in the past year. It's very romantic. On a much lighter note, lately I have been spending a lot of time drawing animals like the one below for a project I am working on.