Back in 2007 Pam and I accompanied by our daughter Heather and her husband Brian Nielsen and with some friends took a two week tour of China. One of the highlights was visiting the Great Wall of China. While there I took out a small traveling paint box and painted a couple of small oil sketches. The Chinese folks were very friendly and don't particularly believe in the concept of "personal space" (probably because there are a billion of them there), and they gathered around to watch the magic. It is not a great painting which is what a great wall deserves, but then it is only a wall, after all...(well, maybe a little more than that).