Today my post is a little off normal thread and more thoughtful as I spend some time thinking about my art and what keeps me motivated. Probably something artists should muse on, if only to themselves, more often. But this particular incident was afforded to me by a friend and fellow artist, Frank Juarez. I have known and occasionally collaborated with Frank for more than a decade. He is one of the more motivated and connected artists I know, and rivals or exceeds me in the busy department. His latest endeavor is to connect artists all over the country by sharing a diverse collection of ideas and tips through guest posts on the blog Beyond the Studio. So, when Frank asked me to guest post on this blog it seemed like the perfect opportunity to spend some time thinking about what keeps me moving forward. I thought I would share with my readers a link to the post here, as the practice of experimentation is something I try to apply to art and life.