I have released a blog post every single week this year, and I have been astounded by the consolation of such a practice. Making art – be it something very grand, or very small – is an act of defiance against a dark and chaotic world. As I renew my commitment to keep making beautiful things often and with discipline, I invite all others reading this to do the same. Create art, embrace discipline and excellence, and choose presence over distraction. Come hell or high water, I will continue to dedicate myself to my craft.