Taking things slow these days and remembering that peace shouldn't hinge on the arbitrary timelines I've set for myself. Setting goals is good, but they cease to be helpful when my distance from them is used as a proxy for self-worth.

In that, I recently joined the Cincinnati Art Club—a wonderful group of very talented and helpful artists. We do life drawing once or twice a week and it's been challenging and fun! The world is noisy these days, what with AI and all the other issues that mount. So turning my focus to a traditional craft feels refreshing.

Here's a piece that started in charcoal from a life drawing session, and ended digitally. I've really enjoy combining my traditional and digital workflows~