January 3, 2020

Susy Bielak

Lincoln Park Conservatory

Our time together in Garfield Conservatory reminded me of how that place and painting lift my spirit in the grey season (i.e., winter), amplified by your good company. Painting with you was my first time making a watercolor since I was a kid. You inspired me to return to the medium, which has brought so much color to the last months.

Our time at the Conservatory, and and again over Zoom at the start of the pandemic, was also a reminder of how painting with a friend is like walking with one; having ours hands or feet in motion can create space for a certain kind of kinship.

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