I took a year off painting to work full time—overtime on the second edition of my book, Books, Boxes & Wraps: Binding & Building Step-by-Step. When the manuscript went out for the second set of proofs, I returned to the studio to paint again. I put a new panel on the easel and wondered if I would even remember how to paint.
The experience was one of great joy! I felt alive and free . . . and this is what happened. Far Away will be in the National Association of Women Artists' 125th Anniversary Exhibition in New York City next month.