Today my kids and I, along with a neighbor friend of theirs, took a walk at the park. It was so nice to feel the sun on us, and see the flowering trees blooming. I had to get some pics, and once again, I'm finding inspiration for additional artworks, using the reference images I've taken. One of the things our department has our students do is maintain a creative bank account. This is supposed to be filled with imagery and text of things that students are passionate about, drawn to, enjoy doing, or experiences they're having. For me, being outside and in nature is both cathartic and grounding. I hope my students find things to do during this period of social distancing that brings them joy, is healing, and perhaps then find these experiences to be a sparks for artistic expression.