Let's call this my next beginning....I was without a computer for two months and am slow to get back to the "posting." Anyway-the mail came and with it my Christmas in April. I finally redeemed my Cheap Joe's gift certificate and am looking forward to trying out this new palette. The monster one I was using did not travel well. I also must, must, must recommend a new book I purchased after watching the artist/author do a webvideo. Her name is Shirley Trevena http://www.shirleytrevena.com/and her book is "Taking Risks With Watercolor.