while away, i delved further into the 3rd diary of anais nin. before, i believe i had only skimmed the surface of her work with my fingertips, feeling the slight essence of her work. this past week i read by the sea, perfumed myself with bonfire smoke and watched melting sunsets that looked like they came from dreams. anais's writings seem to be the perfect catalyst for the new year and i hope to make many deeper journeys into my work. this lovely painting of anais, created by bonni reid, is a portrait of her wearing what she wore to a surrealist 'come as your madness' party. lovely & odd, just the way i love it.