I live a crazy, hectic life; raising kids, teaching middle school, and battling for a life "in balance." Often times in the normality of life, especially in parenting, the self can get lost. In those moments painting becomes my compass, my ultimate self-portrait. Paper, paint, pencil, odds and ends, words of affirmation, are all friends, helping me to reacquaint with the artist, me.
-Jody Carlson Cain