Quite frequently it takes many days before I complete a composition in my journal. This one came together in an afternoon with the exception of the orange and purple background which I did in just a few minutes several days ago. The purple and orange comes from a napkin with the same colors. The barn is a photo I took three weeks ago when I was on a day trip photographing barns in the Skagit Valley near Mount Vernon, Washington. All the other papers used were created by me over the last two years. I found the birds in a AAA magazine. The men are recycled from a piece I did called Italian Gothic. This piece will be mailed to Sweden by the end of May to join my friend Ingrid. Ingrid will create four pieces in this signature as well. My three other pieces in this signature will appear here soon.