I have a long commute into my studio each day. It's the trade off for choosing to live where I do and wanting to keep my amazing team in Pittsburgh. I have come to love the time and the ritual of my drive. On the way in, I listen to audio books (something I can learn from). On the way home I listen to podcasts (something to make me laugh...which I also learn from). I always drive the scenic route, over the lake and through the woods. This is an important part of my creative practice. Scenes like this one are precisely the reason why I put myself into the western Pennsylvania landscape. This is a frozen Lake Arthur on Monday at dusk. The footprints are from the ice fishers...if you look closely, you'll see one lone fisherman standing in the middle of the lake.
I love where I live.