This morning I finished my watercolor sketch of the almond blossoms. That's one long-standing goal accomplished. Hurray! The sneaky thing about goals is they give birth rapidly -- to many more of their kind.
My brain is telling me that if I take what I learned from this sketch and do a few more of the same subject matter using different techniques and interpretations, my skills would quickly improve. If only my art time were unlimited.... We will see.