Sometimes I want to yell it at the doctors when they are telling her what they need to do. Like I'm a kid on the playground. It just feels like they're trying to hurt her. But I know that makes no sense.
Next month I'm going to be releasing a podcast about things just like this. It's called American Bandito.
The concept was this - I put up an ad on Facebook that said "Are you an artist in Madison? I would like to talk to you." And that was it. There was no pre-screening, people signed up and I scheduled an interview with them.
I wanted to know about people that are making art, people that are just starting out, people that are trying to get back into it.
I know very little about the art community that's happening in my own town and I wanted to change that.
I decided why not?
I was creating this daily journal to share with my wife to show her how much she meant to me and I wanted everyone to know it. When I first heard, I thought she was going to die. Then what? Then nothing. What have we done? What do we want to do? What's holding me back from just expressing myself.
I told her that night that I wanted to share it. She told me I should, because that is the type of woman I am with. So I did.
When looking for inspiration I like to check a few daily sketch groups. They post an idea of what to draw each day. Sometimes if I get a good idea from one of them I try to build on it a little further.