The other day I was looking through my studio (aka garage) and came across a large volume of oil paintings (20 or so)from several years ago. I was amazed then, and I was reminded of now, of how productive I was when taking a class. Why? because you had to produce! In a 3 hour class there was no time to procrastinate- The result? lots of work! So take a class or workshop (The one on Mackinac Island comes to mind – see the Workshops page) and get productive! I wrote and sketched out “The Day the Great Lakes Drained Away” in about 2 hours while in a hotel lobby waiting for a meeting to start – Think about what you will do on an Island in 2.5 days!