Not that anyone's reading this blog, because I haven't gotten it going really, but smashing my right thumb (I'm right handed) in my own car door a couple weeks ago hasn't helped matters. I fractured a bone and have been in a cast and splint since. I haven't been able to grip a brush, pencil or computer stylus well enough to work. Not being able to paint has bothered me the most. A still life I started is sitting there waiting for me to finish it. If persimmons could talk. But they seem to be holding up so far. If not, it'll be a painting of rotten persimmons.