If I could make magic happen I would lift this wand. This is another magnolia pod from my collection.Did I mention that I have a rather large magnolia tree looming over my back porch. I know it is at least twice my age. My life is very busy again. I decided to re-enroll into the doctorate program I started 4 years ago. I am half way through. This semester I am taking the history of art history. I am intrigued by how all these minds tend to view how artists think. Also I am looking forward to how this new perspective influences my choices in subject matter. This young group of minds is refreshing. I will be painting a lot in the coming months so your feedback is welcome.