I spent a large portion of yesterday recentering myself and what I want out of my life and art practice. After drinking a warm matcha latte in downtown Berkeley and jotting all of my notes down without inhibition, I went on and decided to paint the view outside of my window — Lois The Pie Queen.

Having lived in this unit for a few years, I have attempted many paintings of Lois, but I was never happy with any of my past attempts. I found that sometimes, I'd used too many warm colors, created a messy washed out look. When I saw myself following a similar pattern yesterday, I immediately cleaned my palette and filled it with blues and greens to inspire me.