My classes with SmArt School instructor, Donato Giancola are coming to an end. Two more classes to go. I am back from the Portrait Society of America Conference and ready to resume the blog. I am a bit tired, but I returned to the wonderful news that my tiny painting, "Vanitas #3, has received an award at the miniatures show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland Washington. The painting measures 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches.