this stained glass piece, a gift from friends, hangs in my office and even on a gray day offers variety and contrasts to inspire. On a sunny day it practically shimmers. Even cooler are the dots of color splashed on the floor. Creative Soul's blog (follow the side link) discussed winter blahs and the need for a jolt in February. That's true of writing too. Sometimes you have to pull out fuchsia or lapis lazuli when red or blue won't do.