Today I went into the studio with every intention of creating a masterpiece. Armed with all my new skills and props I spent at least an hour trying to set up a still life. When I finally found one I liked I panicked since I'm out of practice from my holiday break. I decided to take one element of the still life and do some ten minute studies. I almost gave up in despair after the first two tries but I saw a glimmer of hope after the third and after the last one I felt a bit better. I think I'll exercise again tomorrow.