Today I was motivated to use purple -- which is unusual because it's not a color I usually work with. I used acrylic paint, and ink pads, then looked at the page and said "Now what?" I don't even remembering pulling this image from a magazine but I had thrown it into my "blue" color pile sometime ago. It was an unusual shade of purple -- but the best thing about it was the kid holding onto his/her puppy. It just brought up in me memories of holding my kittens and cats through the years. How I had a friend no matter how lonely I felt. How much pleasure they gave me. How much unconditional love was communicated.