At night when I can’t sleep and I’m out of butter for baking, I sketch in merciless pen. Shoebills (Balaeniceps rex), painted storks (Mycteria leucocephala), and Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus).  There are so many projects on my list of things I dream of accomplishing soon, including creating life-sized paintings of all of these birds.  Part of me still longs to be a muralist.