Any words of advice? A prominent local art gallery owner is visiting us tonight for a glass of wine and to see how we've hung some purchases in our home. His companion knows that I've been painting. I am sure they are going to look at some of my work and I just don't feel ready to be critiqued. I am quite nervous about what they might say could affect my spirit and freedom of expression. I keep hoping that I can take what they may say with a grain of salt. I suspect that I will be very sensitive about this because of how personal each painting is to me.