Here's a throwback painting I was able to visit last time I was in #Chicago. Every painting I create tells a story. I anchor moments in my mind with a paintbrush. The colors help me remember... When I look at this image I can tell you who I lived with, what I was studying in school, how hot tea & warm blankets comforted me in my basement apartment. I can tell you what my hopes and fears were as a twenty something looking for love, starting a career & doing my own taxes for the first time... I can tell you how much I loved watching people's eyes look out the window during our commute to work on the el. I remember because all of those moments are collected in this painting. What helps you hold on to your #memories?