My adventures (not painting) in Europe can be read on this blog: http://www.george-go80.blogspot.com/.
I spent January in Florida and attended many terrific art events. Everything in Florida was perfect except for totaling our car and thankfully I didn't get hurt. I visited with friends, walked many miles on beaches, stayed at a great place and met many new friends.
It was very nice to escape the Northeast winter for the month, but it's still snowing--6 more inches today! Anyway, this week I've been re-reading the book, "Oil Painting Techniques and Materials" by Harold Speed, and I'm possibly enjoying it more this time than last time.
I'm inspired anew by Carol Marine's new challenge
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenges (somewhat like the one Karen Juric did) and should be posting some paintings there (and here) soon.