Because I am often asked to speak about careers in the arts, I thought a small sample of my normal Q&A session might be helpful to other women artists. Q: How do you stay creative when you have a family to care for? A: I look for creative things for us to do together. Go see a good family movie with inspiring art. Miss Piggy never fails to entertain or inspire! Then do an art project as a family. Drawing and painting are our favorite activities. Q: What do you do when you are burned out? A: I go to the symphony, watch films or read quality literature. That way, I'm away from visual art for a while, but I'm still reminded of the incredible depth of human creativity. It's amazing how fast I'm recharged to get back to my art projects. Q: How else do you get fresh ideas? A: I'm part of a local women's artist group. We meet to discuss business ideas, artist opportunities and to critique our work. When my "well is dry," these talented ladies inspire me.