I illustrate on the computer almost exclusively anymore. At first, I fought it tooth and nail, but the more I learned the tool, the more I realized that it was just another medium, like pastels or oils or acrylics. I now actually enjoy the computer and yes, it’s become my friend. But last week I pulled out my watercolor block, my brushes and gouache and tried to reacquaint myself with painting again. I had forgotten how relaxing it is to sit and watch an image begin to appear on a blank piece of paper — the happy accidents, the thought process, the fun . . .