Life is a rollercoaster and its curve balls are the only thing that seem to be a sure thing...for better and for worse. The news of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were shocking in completely different ways and have stung with such sadness for me...I love dissecting culture and the culture-makers...the creative energy that flowed from these completely different icons was remarkable and gripped me at various points along my own life path. I hope our country can start investing in mental health, as we’re truly in an epidemic that’s taken hold of every demographic and generation. On a happier note, I loved this episode with Anthony and Obama in Vietnam and stumbled upon a beautiful watercolor capturing the mood of the moment (sadly artist unknown). To compliment this sentiment and remind us that inspiration and creative curiosity overlaps industries and professions, this Kate Spade watercolor (artist unknown as well) is equally befitting of her legacy. Such charging figures, such loss.