I am a better artist when I have the company of other artists. I currently participate in four different small groups that nurture the practice of art and the exercise of creativity.
My siblings and I meet monthly via the internet, each from our own studio or workshop. My sister is a writer, my brother a wood carver, and I am a poet who switched to fabric. This year we are focusing on productivity in our discussions. We talk about time, space, resources.
Yesterday we agreed there was a need for some inner peace. My sister wants to spend a month playing with markers. The idea caught on immediately. We choose an interesting path to productivity.