These little blocks of color have kept me creatively engaged for the past six weeks. And I’m happy to say this stay-at-home season has been more productive than I thought: Squeezed in enough studio time to finish a pair of custom paintings, collected and completed Analogue Issue 5, and landed a teaching gig at our regional technical college (!!!).
To keep my inner-artist inspired, I’ve spent hours with Lynda Barry (“You have to be willing to spend time making things for no known reason.”), Maira Kalman (“A photo is true, but a painting is truer.”), and Austin Kleon (“Notebooks are a good place to have bad ideas.”). And I’m so very grateful for those who whisked the girls away for a few hours. My journal (and my soul) are better for it—and so are the girls.
School starts in two days and I can hear the canvases calling my name from across town. Fall: I’m coming for ya.