Well, in early February I thought I was recovering from pneumonia. I didn’t. And it was not really pneumonia. I was finally diagnosed with a pretty high level of Valley Fever. Never heard of it? I hadn’t either. It is caused by a fungus in the dry desert areas mainly in the Phoenix and Tucson area and in the San Joaquin Valley in California. It can only be treated with anti fungal meds and for a pretty long time. So I am on that now and slowly getting better, riding my horse again and starting to do some work in the studio. Here are four new pieces that I have painted for a specific purpose. They are all 18″ x 18″ (about 46 x 46 cm), oil on plywood.