For 22 years, my art was supported by my "day job" as a university professor. The university was a wonderful site for multidisciplinary research and psychology, a useful resource for painting. As a wise drawing teacher once said, I should not regret having spent time studying that discipline. Given important art movements and painters in the last century (and longer), psychology was relevant training. And increasingly, I moved into areas of psychology, particularly qualitative and narrative psychology and the study of lives/psychobiography, where the boundary between the practice of social science and that of art is blurred. For a record of what I did in my "day job," please click here for a version of my academic cv.