For me, art is living. Art is as much a commitment for me as is breathing and eating. Art is thinking out loud, or the physicality of a daydream. My interest in anything not art related tends to be limited and toward the passing. Doing anything other than artwork leaves me feeling anxious to get back to working on art, which is where I am most comfortable any time, any day. There are a lot of ways for me to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas and even in a compounded way through art that I am often conflicted between wanting to paint the literal and painting the thoroughly abstract. Art IS my life, and my life is art. I hope one day to paint something I find truly inspirational to myself.