THE STUDIO COUCH

You're not supposed to be attached to things, but I am. This is my studio couch. When I was somewhere between five and seven years old, I sat in this corner of this couch (my Memoe's at the time) while my uncle Jerry taught me how to draw a three dimensional box. The couch has seen better days, but I can't bring myself to recover it.

Lots of artists have couches in their studios don't they? They are great for sitting back and studying work in progress. Sometimes you take a break from the painting, stare at the work, fall asleep and when you wake up you can see what part of the painting needs work next. So I am going to count this couch as an art supply tool—a very important, albeit sentimental one.

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my dog, Bandit, posing next to the couch when I was just a baby.

my dog, Bandit, posing next to the couch when I was just a baby.