Everybody has bad days, and today was mine. My two year old is potty training, my dog got sick, (both had accidents) and the business projects I have going on are mounting up. As I was cleaning up today I was reminding myself that even on bad days there are moments of mercy. My husband giving me words of comfort, my 6 year old telling me how good of a cook I am (it was top ramen), and a Reeses I saved for myself when my kids went to bed. I feel like that goes perfectly with our flowering cacti. Cacti are sharp and pointy and rough, but there are moments of softness and beauty when their flowers bloom. This week we are playing with light and shadow, shades of green, and gestural florals. Remember, sometimes with watercolor you have to finagle with it a bit to get it where you want it to go and that’s ok!