The other day I was writing some ideas in my journal and I wrote that it would be great to have an artist sanctuary in Santa Barbara. A place where people of all backgrounds are free to create, inspire and be inspired. Then I went walking this evening to take pictures at Stearn’s Wharf. There is a place in the sand as you walk onto the wharf where a homeless artist had made some art and sand sculptures. I had the thought what if the center could be a place where homeless artists can also come and develop their artistic talents. Then there could also be a gallery space for them to sell their work and help them to become empowered and independent.