Wow, I've just realised how affirming it is to receive positive feedback. Thanks to those lovely people who commented on my first real painting. I think it might look better in the photo than it does in real life!! However, my daughter loves it and she is not known for her tact........ you have taught me a valuable lesson as a teacher. We know we should give ten positives for each negative, etc etc, but the reality is, you're pulled ten ways at once dealing with this and that and forget. I'll be "positively affirming" a lot more regularly from now on. Thankyou, you caring, thoughtful people!