Dear Friends – Art Rat is taking a painting break – not a break from my art but a creative retreat into my art. For two weeks I will be involved in a painting intensive workshop. I will not be posting during this time but, in a limited way, may be able to visit and comment on your blogs. Interacting with you all has become a valued part of my daily life and I will miss this; however, I need this break and welcome the challenges and new ways of seeing it will bring into my creative life. So, hasta luego, mis amigos….