I had a serious case of "fear of flying" when it was time to do this painting. Occasionally this happens to me and a lot of artists I know. Those negative thoughts that just want to continually contaminate your thoughts were on the attack. Normally I live in a state of denial of that kind of thing. Someone doesn't like me? No way, why would someone not like a nice person like me? I don't ski as well as someone? Well, I enjoy it twice as much! I look like an Amazon? Well I always have a good view! Anyway, I invested a lot of energy into procrastination before I finally did this one, but I got a bigger sense of relief from it than I will when I finally do my taxes. I love the joyous looks on their faces, and although the palette is a bit unusual with lots of pinks, blues and purples, I still think it conveys warmth on a chilly day.