Oh what I would do to be a part of this artist community. Recently I have been really frustrated by the fact that, though I do have a lot of artistic friends in my larger friend groupings, not many of my best friends are artists. Very few are fine artists. I am worried about graduating and losing artistic community. I am used to talking about art for at least a few hours a day. I love discussing art theory, and absolutely feel like i have to go to graduate school in the near future. But in the in between time, while I am not in school, I do hope i can more deeply solidify my friendships with other artists and musicians. I need that community to flourish. I need discussion and critique, encouragement and inspiration from other artist's around me. Man, I would love to get to live somehwere like this, working amidst and with other incredible artists, communing with them not only through art but through all aspects of life. Living.