Diagram 1
After a rough day at work and the surmounting tasks of the upcoming holiday season, I stopped to take a breather.  I was helped by my two loyal office assistants who work tirelessly along side me day after day, (see "Diagram 1").  Actually, one is quite tired and one is not. -go figure.

On Wednesday, February 9th of this year - I attended a panel discussion of some of the great illustrators of our region (see 2.9.11 post).  One of the themes they all echoed when talking about their work was finding balance between work, life, family and health. It is so easy to get lopsided, especially when circumstances change, (i.e. the holiday rush).  No one had the "magic recipe" for how to achieve balance in one's life but they all concluded that it was vital and an ever evolving process.