2017 has been off to quite the start. This is the first painting I made, and though I painted it on New Year's Day, it has taken me nearly the entire month to find the time to post it here. This captures my first moments of 2017, when someone nearby decided to set off a fireworks celebration, causing my two year old to wake up in terror. Luckily, my three month old slept through the noise. I hope that this year is being extra kind to all of you and hope to be able to share more of my quiet moments as they happen.