I haven't been sure what I wanted to do with this blog. As so often is the case, I feel like what I think about and write isn't worthy enough, etc. I'm just a little painter, not an "important" artist. There are blogs which offer lots of links and resources, which seems more important, and something more substantial to offer. I like to read those things, and gather in all those thoughts and ideas - but I'm not sure I want to be one of the someones who is best suited to collect and post that kind of material. What I really find useful is a place to write about the thoughts, feelings and observations I have about making art. Maybe that's narcissistic, but it does help me process, and, since that is the direction that seems to be happening, that's what I'm going to continue with....I have come to realize that I have to take the step of valuing what I do, no matter what that is. If I don't, it undermines not only my work, but other people's work too as they count on me. I am thinking specifically about my "regular" work at school....Part of leadership seems to be claiming one's own skills and abilities.