Sketchbook: I Miss Oklahoma, ink on paper, February 2009. Click image to see full-size.
I mentioned to him that if I could go back in time ten years or so, and talk to myself when I was mid-way through art school, I would say: ignore the fear. Or alternately, feel the fear and do it anyway. Do not let fear keep you from doing or making anything. I'm telling myself that on a daily basis now. Hope it sinks in.