I have come to the realization of what I want to focus my blog on. I have a few unrequited desires that I want to fulfill, that for whatever reason hasn’t played out the way i had planned. A few weeks ago, my attempt to return to teaching was thwarted by a paperwork snafu by HR. That said, I’m going to treat it as a blessing in disguise. Earlier this summer, I had met a girl who had been accepted into a graphic design program and my conversation with her was invigorating. I stopped just shy of offering her help as mentor, because I hadn’t thought out all the logistics and commitment to doing that. In any case she was an ideal student in that she was young and had a stronger portfolio than some of my students who had already graduated. I know a few people who i would like to mentor, but I really am on the fence about putting forth the effort a commitment like that would require. However, having been at death’s door last year, I also don’t want to go to my grave with what’s in my head all locked up without passing it on. My son has been bugging me to teach him to paint, but I can’t even get him to clean up his room. So I think I should start an art blog. Hopefully, by time he matures enough to actually digest the content, it will be there waiting for him. And if it benefits other artists along the way, all the better. There’s no point in waiting for the student to be ready. I’d best start now. Part of the inspiration for this is the movie “My Life” starring Michael Keaton.