It's been a busy birthday week around here with grandson Bobby's 2nd and my ##th. (I'll never tell!) Still, I couldn't wait to get back up into my studio and paint some more spooky trees. I've done eight so far, but now I have to pull myself away and do my skinny page for the month. The theme is mermaids which is scary for me — much scarier than these trees — but I've been searching for quotes or poems for inspiration. Hopefully in a day or two, I'll have a couple of mermaid pages to show you.