I picked up my purple R&F Oil Stick, my new favorite medium (due to its smooth painterly feel and its extra twist of wax) and I begin... no thoughts in my head, no particular direction. And somehow "She" emerges - is it a self-portrait of me during younger days? A person I met on the street? Or a patient in the hospital? I am unclear... yet "She" possesses a seductive naïveté -- a feel of surprise, of innocence and vulnerability.