Paint is my kryptonite. After being a painter for most of my life, I developed a strong allergy that put me out for a week while in the midst of being a charge painter for two musicals about four years ago. I was worried I’d have to quit painting altogether. But, I’m slowly learning to manage my allergy and find ways to navigate and mitigate unhealthy exposure. With this show in particular (FADE @seattlepublictheater) I’m happy to say I’ve had no bad reactions. Here’s to finding ways to continue to pursue your passion while listening to your body and taking time for self care.