I try to paint as much as time allows me, and these have been in the works over the past year. My grand-daughter, and some self portraits. When I feel like all I am doing are elementary examples, I try to do some "grown up" art and paint at home. Painting makes me feel good! It heals my heart, mind, body and soul, AND, more importantly, it makes me a better art teacher! I'm getting better at not judging myself or my work... the VERY reason I don't think we should grade elementary art! Just my humble opinion.