I have been teaching art at BYU-Idaho full time for the last 12 years. This semester I am on sabbatical and spend a great deal of time alone in a corner room in my basement. My wife calls it the catacomb. I have discovered that it really is more difficult to sit alone in a studio all day and illustrate than I thought. It really isn’t very glamorous. This is something that illustrators we have visited with students have said, I believed, but never understood. Alone in an unfinished basement room. The walls: 2 cement & 2 partialy finished. Bare pipes running along the ceiling. The one blessing is that we had larger windows cut into our basement several summers ago and so I do have light. It can be a challenge some days. Alone means alone . . . except for the spiders.
Give the Gift of Life
- May 26, 2008 was the first day of the rest of my life! After a long wait I received a liver transplant. I will always be grateful to my donor and their family for such a priceless gift. -Scott E Franson
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