I have found an open art studio at the Art Center in downtown St. Pete. I went today, a bit nervous since I haven’t drawn a live model in quite some time, but was happy to find it extremely relaxing and satisfying. It was a great space. A large room full of artists, some more experienced than others, but all there with the same intensity and focus. All glowing with a passion for art and a need to create. It is the place I must spend my Saturdays, engaging with other artists and focusing on my craft. It is a definite and forced creative block of time during my week of chaos and perpetual excuses for not tapping into my beloved other world – the undomesticated, raw reality that I can escape to and create from within. I will look forward to open studio Saturdays at the Art Center to exercise my skills and prime my hand for the work ahead.