When you are an artist, it really helps having other people that can think like an artist around. A pair of eyes on the outside that can tell you that you're doing the right thing or that your butt is getting too big. Someone that says, "Yeah, that thing you're doing is really weird! You have to keep going!" Someone who will help do the weird things with you. Someone that can have more inventive ideas than you. Someone that even when they're not around directly influencing you, they keep your brain thinking of and creating new ideas. Not just new ideas, but new ways to express those ideas. Someone who will tell you that you should really think about buying a new pair of pants (because of your butt).
Sometimes the world decides to take away that person. I do my best to turn that bitterness, anger, and loss into something equal parts artsy and fartsy like I know they would have wanted.
In loving memory of my best friend and contributor to the old site,