Summertime and the living's easy. Or not! Many days it feels pretty hectic. Having my studio right behind my house is really convenient for a lot of reasons but with my two teenage kids, there is also a lot of running around. My son is a senior in high school and my daughter is a sophomore-- I know my days to hang out with them are numbered. So even though I have commissions that are waiting for me, I made the commitment to spend one day each week this summer doing something fun with one of them. This week I spent the day with my daughter in Atlantic City. We had a great time-- walking on the boardwalk, swimming in the ocean, we even made a lop-sided sandcastle. Spending time with my family always leaves me re-energized. There's a quote from Leonardo da Vinci that says, "Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to work your judgement will be surer." I appreciate the permission to take a break and enjoy some fun with my kids. Now back to work!