Saturday, Nov 20, 1886 A beautiful mild day. At work all day in my studio and painted four little sketches, one of them the sky at sunset last night. Julia Dillon was here at tea and spent the evening. I suppose I ought to be out of doors such weather using my eyes and looking at Nature but I must make some money and am getting ready for that. I do paint the effects I see and it is all good practice. My two little frames for the sketches I am going to give to Alida Van Deusen for her fair for the "Home" came today and I put the sketches in them. They look very nicely and I hope will bring some money for the "Home".