After coming back from a bout with the flu last week, I dropped the ball on everything except for the very essentials. Dragging myself to Lincoln Center to play the final week of Nutcracker shows with New York City Ballet was just about all I could handle. And I confess I did more staring than sketching on my subway rides. Probably because of my low energy, my subjects also look a little on the subdued side. Hopefully, the coming week will see the end to what’s been a persistent cough and the return of more of my usual (manic – hah!) energy.