I got this wonderful email a while back. I am still trying to catch up after taking time off. It is harder to get back on the horse than I had planned….But reading people’s letters and emails really makes me happy….Check it out.
Hello there, I just wanted to finally send you a picture of your art in my little corner of the world. I live in a sitcom about three 20-somethings living in a one-bedroom apartment in Portland, OR. Pictured is “my bedroom” but it’s really the “breakfast nook”. (Or is it the other way around?) Your art is the only piece of art I have besides my own.I reread your entry about this piece, and two things stood out for me. I’m kinda a weirdo about dates, and it was posted on October 11th, which is National Coming Out Day. It is the day I came out (as queer) for the very first time over more than a decade ago, and I celebrate it every year.I also like your reference about the fish bowl and extending your gifts to strangers and not just being generous with friends and family. I went to Burning Man alone. I am quite an introvert and it’s hard for me to always reach out and make contact with strangers, but it was something I made a deliberate goal of when I was at Burning Man, and just in general in the past year. I moved from my home town to Portland just 2 months before Burning Man, so 2012 was a year of many travels and stretching my comfort zone over and over.Anyway, Cheers! Keep creating!-leigh