This is my latest piece, I call it Crow Defiance and I am very excited about it. I love how it turned out. The crows in the piece remind me of a couple of crows in my neighbourhood. They're big, fat, shiny and brave! Every time I walk past them, even if I'm only inches away, they stand firm, turn briefly to me, then resume their activities as if to say, "big deal". I admire that, probably because I've been known to be pretty damned defiant myself. I was never one to listen, not even when I was a kid, not to my parents, not to teachers, not really to anyone if I felt the instruction or advice was wrong for me. I was more inclined to do as I pleased. That's probably why I moved out at 17. I haven't changed much, I'm still defiant and proud of it, just like the crows in this painting. They're sitting there, atop the umbrellas, rain pouring down on them, completely unphased, saying, "Rain? So What? People? So What?" They're living life on their terms, no fear, no apologies and true to their nature and that's a pretty cool way to go!