From time to time we all get hit with the flu bug. Unanticipated down time. Low Energy......inability to work on paintings. What could be worse? That is where I have been for the past few days. When others in my household have been ill, or even taken to afternoon naps or sleeping in, I have regarded the circumstance as the most wonderful way to sketch an inert model. Sketching people while sleeping is somewhat invasive but it gives us a completely different view of the human head as it twists and melds into a pillow. I have surprised more than one family member when their eyes open to face the morning....oh well. When my boys were smaller, I used to pay them to sit still while watching television. This sleeping/sick scenario offers complete relaxation for all. I can't wait to get back to work.