Today I’m sketching ideas for a project with another artist who grew up on the prairie. Elizabeth Bunsen grew up in an even smaller town than I did in Nebraska. We met last fall and realized that we had a lot of interesting things in common. I’ve been trying to get very focused on my prairie stories and I’ve realized how complex my memory is these days. Things come and go from the forefront to the back burner in a flash. It’s an interesting process and I’m curious to see where this creative endeavor takes us. I guess closing in on 50 is the perfect time to take a look back.