Yesterday was my first day back at painting in nine months. I knew I missed it, but until I picked up a brush and dropped blobs of oils on the palette, I didn't realize how much. I hesitated when I started mixing the first color, but in just a few minutes it all came back to me. I jumped in without thinking too hard and before long, I was in a groove. Three hours later, I had a painting. When I finished, I looked at my instructor and said, "That felt so good!"