Of course, sometimes there must be caution and boundary setting and reasonableness. But in general, creatively, adventurously, experientially, saying yes has enriched my life beyond words. And keeps me within sight of the heart of my aliveness. Hmmmmmmm, yes as the fountain of youth?
About the art: beginning with a photograph, roughly sketched with charcoal and then spread with a water-laden brush. Slowly adding acrylic paint, sometimes full strength and then diluted. Liberal use of water sprayer, squeegee, fingers and paper towels. Stepping away often; resisting the desire to overly define.