And just in case you’re wondering what the scribble has to do with the song – nothing! It’s what I found myself humming lately when I thought it’s taking me too long to get back to painting. The last year and half was meant to be spent acquiring skills that I knew I was lacking but in the end I didnt. Now it’s a new year and there are new resolutions. I picked up A Painter’s Guide to Design and Composition a couple of days back to make a dent on acquiring one such skill. I wasn’t expecting much and was pleasantly surprised to find it very useful and simple to follow unlike some others that I have come across on the subject. It’s all very well to draw a cross and say use it as a structure and another to show by words and painted examples clearly what is meant by that.