Friday, May 1, 1885 Has rained all day and a fire in my stove has been very comfortable. Mrs. Lacey called. Have painted on my little picture of Indian Summer and have it nearly done. I think it a picture which will be likely to sell and just now I am more solicitous for accomplishing that kind of work than of gaining applause. Swain Gifford said last night he wished the artists here after they win their reputations were as sure of making a living as the English Artists. I should like not to be obliged to think of the salability of my work.