As I have mentioned before, I am so very lucky to be part of an artist support group. That sounded like an AA confessional, but there's something to be said about hanging out with like-minded friends. I'm part of the Midsouth region (Kentucky/Tennessee) for SCBWI, and I get to hang out with some fantastic illustrators monthly to "schmooze." We basically talk art, business, share works in progress and sometimes sketch live models.
It is glorious. I heart what I do.