A very good artist friend who I know as Michale has launched his website today (http://protagonisto.blogspot.com/). I found his first painting to be intense, crazy, enigmatic (even somewhat sensual in a weird way). I look forward to seeing how his work progresses and, who knows, you might see one of his pieces in my store in the future. I wanted to send this message of support in the hopes that he gains an audience of like-minded aesthetes. And this gives me the best opportunity to let my readers know that I will return to posting more frequently. It's been too long!