I have found another fun resource and challenge out in the cyber world. Its the "The Virtual Paintout" blog run by Bill Guffey. Artists are challenged monthly to paint images they find using Google Street View Maps in the assigned worldly location. This month is Mexico City. It really is fun to not only see a different part of the world, in a different perspective than you normally would see, and then be challenged to work creatively with it. So fellow artists....even though we are swamped with are commissions and holiday activities...I encourage you to participate....you have till the end of December to submit...and Bill will post up to three submissions per artist....it would be great fun to see what we all come up with. Well, I am off to the virtual world to find that perfect "plein aire" spot to start my next Mexico City painting. Hasta la vista!