January 28, 2011. I tried a little watercolor of Ilya Repin's portrait of Modest Mussorsky tonight. It's been a rough week, fighting some germs that were determined to discourage me. I don't know where you're at right now. If you're human like me, chances are you've gotten discouraged now and then, for one reason or another. I'm sure you've heard it before, but don't give up. Just heard about someone we know who tried to give up last night. Unfortunately, I've known a few friends who have. For what it's worth, hang in there. Like I've said before on this blog, sometimes it seems like there's no one out there who cares. But as sure as there's a sunrise tomorrow, there's a God who cares.