Most people who really succeed at anything in life stubbornly pursue their own interests, ignoring well-meaning advice to do otherwise. Free advice is never in short supply. Usually, however, the artist follows it at her own peril. This is not to say that wisdom in this pursuit is not required. It is.
What follows in these pages, then, is the result of just such a tenacious search for my own authentic artistic voice, whether or not anyone wishes to hear it.