When we lived in Hilton Head, SC, Island time was a way of life I learned to embrace. I have been reminded of that during our visit here. My fast-paced, deadline-oriented attitude gave way to a “stop and smell the roses, things will eventually get done” perspective. I think a combination of both approaches to handling life is probably the healthiest lifestyle for me and my approach to my art. I need a deadline or roadmap to tackle my work. It’s too easy to fall in the trap of spinning my wheels (no pun intended), so planning is essential. But for the creativity to have room to blossom, I also need that laissez faire element to be present. It’s a balance, like everything in life.