Time spent being out in the community does cause some studio strain and yet I have found that being out among interested adults and school populations has been rewarding. As I shift back into my work routine there is an added enrichment to what I do as well as a feeling of being fortunate enough to do it. Yesterday I spent the afternoon at Westview High School in Beaverton for a Career day event as one of many speakers. It was fun to talk about art as a career choice and to see so many students attend the session. Hopefully that gained something that will make their journey easier.