Still painting birds, and after seeing the doctor yesterday I know that I will be painting lefthanded for four more weeks. My bone was broken in the joint and needs some more healing time. I got out of the cast and into a very unattractive splint, but it is smaller and I can move my hand a little more. Two important sayings to live by: (1) Watch your step. If I'd watched mine, I wouldn't be going through this.