This week I am thankful for my radio...a gift I received from my husband several years ago. This beauty is small, has great sound, comes in many colours and finishes, and has been made for over 60 years. My favorite stations are CBC, which I've been listening to since I was a girl in the north, and AIR 106.1, our local radio station. Plus, I can connect my phone and play any music I'd like as I paint. I tend to prefer music that has a steady beat so that my brush and my hand don't move quickly and then slowly as without realizing music influences the speed in which I work. I have always wanted a stereo that was compact and beautiful and well-made so this definitely fits the bill. Radio is the perfect fit when I'm painting as there are often times I totally zone out, especially when I am really connecting with the work in progress so that means no need to switch music. And then when I 'hear' the music once again, I am delighted.