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My Baby

I love to paint and I love the paintings I create.  Like many an artist, I can be very protective of my work.  Artists can show this love and protection in many ways.  Some artists want to sue the folks who use an artist’s work without permission.  Some artists are very picky about who can buy their art.  You see, in a way, these are our babies and we want them in good homes.  Recently, I was afforded an opportunity to paint at a medical conference and the painting that came from that meeting could be called a “favorite child.” Several weeks ago a few friends in my circle of advocates pointed out that there was a conference coming up in DC called Engage:Unlocking Patient Engagement Through Innovation hosted by MedCityNews.  These friends were quite disturbed that there appeared to be no patients involved in a patient engagement conference.  Sarah…