. My father-in-law has died, 6 1/2 months after his wife, as often happens with couples who have been together for a long time – they had almost 66 years of marriage. He was in his 89th year, and in a state of health that makes it a blessing to quietly slip away from this life. However, there are extra things to do and think about, so this is just a quick post this week – one page of my altered book, “Escape”.The original text was obscured with a mix of three colours of acrylic paint. This is ordinary household paint – leftovers and sample pots – I believe in using what I already have whenever possible. My ‘note-to-self’ was written first in purple, with a narrow tip, and then redone with black, for a lively style of lettering. I believe that’s a pleasure-fairy in the top right-hand corner. I do get very frustrated at times when I don’t get enough time for working on/playing with my bright ideas- I need those days Home Alone to read, draw, sew or whatever it is this week! Sometimes putting it all off is inevitable – life gets in the way – but I know there are other days coming when I can catch up on myself and create something.