Interestingly, the intention for this article actually began with a totally different focus. From what I understand, Mrs. Hafesh heard through various channels that I ran an open studio drawing/painting group every week and initially planned to write about the nature of that and how it inspired the people who attended.
When she visited the studio, I was actually picking up our model for the day and K decided to share some of the paintings I had been secretly working on for awhile.
Seeing the paintings changed everything for Louise and consequently, we began a dialog that resulted in this article. Louise was so elegant and graceful that it made whole process very enjoyable.
(note: If the text is too small you can read the pdf by clicking here and click the zoom button until the type is a good size. If you choose to read it online, some browsers make the images look pretty bad... the pleasures of technology. The fix for this is to download the pdf from the "file" drop down under my name.)
(Another note: the writer Cherie Hass has put a nice excerpt from the article on the well known and heavily visited blog: