All in all, I'm happy that I started the whole thing over. I've been toying with the idea for months, and just haven't had it in me to do the work of covering the old stuff up. But now that it's done, and I have all these pristine (albeit glossy) white pages, my muse is teasing me a bit with whispers, enticing me to attempt some new techniques. Fun.
In other news, my oldest nephew - Hogan, who is a sophomore in high school, is currently playing Jay Gatsby in his school's production of The Great Gatsby. I remembered reading the book in high school myself, but couldn't for the life of me remember the storyline, so it was fun to see the play with fresh eyes. Last night's adaptation was unique, and I really enjoyed it. Plus, hello? So proud of aforementioned nephew. I know I'm a titch biased, but he was remarkable. And so grown up! Wow. Really was a fun night, having started the evening with my brother and his family for burgers and beers. Then we all went to the play together (Hogan is my sister's oldest boy - if you're trying to follow my family tree). So. A fun family night. Afterwards, Hogan came out and said the same thing he always says to me after I've been to one of his productions: