Hi! Water has been falling from the sky the last couple of days. Most Arizona residents had to go WAY back in our memory banks to recall the word “rain”. As usual it is something we always need here in the desert. But I wonder why rain brings out all the wonderful drivers in the state. For some reason, when it rains in Arizona, everyone rushes out to their vehicles to drive somewhere. You would think with the slippery road conditions and flash floods that people would stay home. Not a rain goes by without someone getting caught in a wash. They think, “OH it is not that deep, I should be able to cross”, then the State Patrol is fishing them out of the middle of the flooded wash and they are the main attraction on the 6 o’clock news. This is a time I definitely try to stay home, curl up with a good book, a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa. Being the recluse that I am, it is a good thing to have a hubby who reads the paper and watches the news. This last January, he saw that the local Arabian Horse farms were having tours all weekend. SO we loaded up the cameras and went out to see what the tours were all about. These beautiful, graceful creatures with TONS of attitude managed to distract me from my birds for a few days. This WIP is my first effort at drawing an Arabian horse, and hopefully a few paintings will follow.