Artwork by Scott Shulman
About 8 years ago I had a midlife crisis of sorts. My father, who had worked very hard his whole life, passed away three months after retiring. He had only a couple of carefree months in his adult life, and barely scratched the surface of the things he wanted to do.
I decided to make some changes to my lifestyle. I began basically working part-time, took a paycut, and made space for the things I really cared about — my family and my Art, something I hadn’t done seriously since high school.
But Art consumes lots of time — ESPECIALLY when you are learning. …