My daily artwork was an integral influence on many of the prints that I have created this year. The freedom I experienced became a part of my natural method of creation. Printmaking can often feel labored and I found it incredibly helpful to be able to loosen the experience for myself. My main goal for this year was to build my printmaking portfolio. My daily art supplied imagery and gave me a place of respite from the intensive work involved in creating a print. It has been a very slow transition for me to loosen up my printmaking practices. I believe that now, at the end of 2013, I am much happier in my work as a printmaker and as an artist.