Our home was chosen first for its location. It is in a quiet neighborhood in a community that offers parks, biking, convenient shopping, restaurants and recreation. It is a retreat from our work and a place to . . . I use the term re-group most often to describe the time it takes to adjust from one event to the next. While our home has the potential to be traditional, it has been customized to accommodate our creative needs. Where the average homeowners might use the obvious rooms as a formal dining room and living room area, we have two complete offices, a music room and art studio space. A couple of weeks ago, as I began to plan to work on larger projects and begin two series, we converted a seldom used guest room into another studio space where the door could be shut and art supplies could be left out. This room is peacefully located with a view of a tree that houses a variety of birds and friendly squirrels, overlooking the quiet back yard. It is a place where I can get the images out of my head and onto paper.