Thursday, Mar 29, 1883 Tried to paint on a little picture of Spruce Creek which I began some time ago but I am in no mood to paint and I question if it is well to try. Every one needs some spur or encouragement of some kind either in the way of new and interesting subjects or in some demand for what one does. I seem to have painted all I have to express. Dined at Robbins' with Mr & Mrs. Church and Mrs. Phelps. Was invited to a family dinner, but it seemed to me quite a luxurious dinner with plenty of wines. Walked down from 60th St.