Why do you do it?

Once when in grad school I was overcome with anxiety and feelings of guilt at the thought that I was leading a hedonistic life as an artist.  What right, I thought, do I have to be here in my studio making useless drawings when there is so much wrong to be righted in the world?…. … Continue reading Why do you do it?

The end of waiting

More waiting, but at least the Albany terminal has WiFi as a matter of hospitality. It’s muggy-warm, unlike the San Francisco rain that I dressed for.  My body is screaming for sleep, but my brain is too excited.  Soon enough Nick arrives in his pickup and we are on our way north, both reliving our… Continue reading The end of waiting

Off to Blue

Grades in, and we’re off on another adventure.  Oola and I are going to an artist’s retreat in beautiful Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks. Here you see us packing.  Oola didn’t really like being stuffed into the camera bag.  But I needed to soften potential blows, and Oola was the one.  She is still… Continue reading Off to Blue