I visited the studio of my friend Ryoko Toyama today. She is a wonderful watercolor painter who delights in color and flora. I am honored by Ryoko’s talent. Ryoko is working on a series of paintings of me that she started as a part of her class work during Christopher Schink’s workshop in October 2009. She also shared with me about Japan and what she enjoys there when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Thank you very much, Ryoko!