Wow. Right after I got done saying that so far the financial crisis had not really touched anyone I knew yet, it started. One friend got laid off. Then I got my days cut from 4 to 3. Now today another friend got laid off from a job she has had a long, long time. I feel badly for my friends, but I KNOW they will be fine and as for me, well I have no idea how I can afford to work only 3 days with very little art selling, but you know what? I will. I am grateful I still have 3 days of work. I am also expecting to sell art, yes, I do indeed :-), so I will now have more time to make art and I must admit I am happy about that, it is what I live to do. I WILL NOT PANIC! This is my mantra. Life in this moment it very good. I want to send love to my friends and all the folks out there reading that have lost a job recently. I will leave you with this photo of magic Taos mountain. Be well.