I would like to introduce you to my studio assistant. His name is Zazou and he just turned eleven. He likes to step on paper to make sure that it is nice and flat. He also likes to get in front of the camera when I am trying to take pictures of my artwork. He often gets in my way and claims to be sleeping when I need his help, but for the most part he is very useful. He is a very good companion and enjoys watching me work, which are the best qualities to an assistant. Right?
At least he keeps me laughing when I am frustrated and annoyed with the work. I just take a break and let him give me some joy.