This past week I was able to spend a good chunk of time on the puzzle. Here is a picture of a more updated version of the hot air balloons and animals, and here is photo from several weeks ago that you can use as a point of comparison. As you can see I have been really working on the blue sky. The sky is always tricky but if you really just sit down and focus it is not too hard.
I have also been working on sponsorship and have been making lots of progress. Autism Speaks also called and told me that checks have been coming in all week as a direct result of the newspaper articles. The transactions should clear within the next week and the checks will appear on the donation page. So, thank you very much to everyone who is supporting the project!