Monday, Feb 9, 1880 Painted all day on my picture designed for the Academy "The edge of a Wood" and improved it very much. J. G. Brown came in and seemed to like it very much. Church was in also and spoke in commendation of it. A long letter from Lucy. Went to the Council meeting and to the Water Color Exhibition a short time. They have sold nearly two hundred pictures. Came home early and went to bed.