Gathering Storm and Apocalypse

I've been working on two new pieces the last few days, that's why I've been so quiet on social media (on my fan page, anyway.  I'm always chattering away on my personal profile).  One is for a show in March, and the other is just because.  Here are some snapshots of the sketches, and some flowers I bought to brighten up the studio.  Winter seems to drag on and on forever here, and it will probably be May or June before there are flowers blossoming in my yard, if I'm lucky!