Today is my birthday. I feel like "Malena", going forward in life toward new experiences. Malena is the name of a tango. I used it for this acrylic painting I did in 2008. I started with an abstract background, then superimposed the figure of a woman. It is a fairly large painting, 30x22 inches. It won the Award of Excellence from the American Juried Art Salon in Texas in December 2008.