I've finally started the painting for my grandmother. The blank canvas has been staring at me for what seems like forever. Tonight I started the sky. And in the very wise words of my grandmother, when you do something to a painting, you've got to set it up somewhere and look at it for a while. I always find that a canvas will tell you what it wants to become. When I stared at the blank canvas for a while, I could eventually see the painting it could be. That's when I knew it was time to start. Now I'm going to stare at the sky for a while and find out what else it has to say.