To hear my father tell it, I was drawing on the walls as a child. I have always loved creating things. I believe in the value of the artistic process. I have seen first hand how it can change lives. It continues to shape mine. I can remember my father sitting in his office while in transition between projects. He would clean his office and get things in order. Then he would read his bible. He may cross reference something with the Koran and he would most definitely be listening to John Coltrane. He told me there may be days when all there was to do was make my art and listen to some good music. As this year takes shape I find myself getting things in order and preparing for the blessings to come.