I like listening to music while creating something visual in the morning. It’s a meditation: dynamic, adventurous, mystifying, puzzling, and frustrating. Always experimenting. Happening upon discoveries I like. Blessed by an array of teachers in painting, drawing, and calligraphy: Matt Kahn, Andy Horowitz (he never believes it), Mike Gold, Massimo Polello, Denis Brown, Janhendrik Dolsma, Bobbi Baldwin, Julie Wildman, Sherri Lovler. Inspired by people I’ve never met, most recently, Sophie Verbeek. Still searching for a language of the soul commensurate with the present moment. I would never have taken this on without my dear wife’s creative imagination, support, and encouragement.