Today, I find myself thankful for so very many things. Certainly near the top of the list is getting to spend almost all of my days making stuff – really, how cool is that? Speaking of thankfulness, here’s a 6 minute talk I did a couple years back at my Alma Mater, Northern Michigan University. In it, I talk about my beginnings in art and following your passions, I share a few stories from my undergrad days and there’s a bit in there about gratitude too.

So today, if you’re gathering with family and friends, may you enjoy their company and revel in your shared memories and your differences.

Or if you, like we, are spending a perfectly normal, quiet day in your studio creating – however it is that you choose to celebrate your day, here’s wishing you a safe, peaceful and creative Holiday.