8/26/02 -- It was originally supposed to be less melancholy and more cheerfully whistful..unfortunately my mood has turned sour as of late. Anyways, tried some new tricks with painting the sky. Not entirely happy but I think it's a step in the right direction. The grass I'm not very happy with. I've done better. The rest I'm fairly satisfied with, but overall it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. 3/01/04 Update - I finally got around to fiddling with the grass in this image, and the result is a much better looking image. I'm still not 100% satisfied with it, but I'm no longer dissapointed with the picture.