I spent a week in Portland, Maine, attending the “Feed Your Soul” program for high school art teachers sponsored by the Maine College of Art (MECA). I was able to attend art classes and have time to work in a studio while also being in the beautiful city of Portland in the summer. I really can’t complain. I discovered that I have a lot to work on in my studio practice (rusty skills) but I can improve even in one week. Making art is a luxury in our world and I appreciate that I have been given this time and ability to take advantage of wonderful opportunities.