What I Learned From My Mother—

Pedro Hoffmeister
2 min readMay 14, 2023

The oil painter Pamela C. Hoffmeister

Photo by Dan Farrell on Unsplash

This is what I have to say about my mother:

If you live by your inner voice as an artist — don’t attend an MFA program, don’t learn what everyone else is learning — you’ll create different things. It won’t sound the same. It might not look as pretty. There will be times when you struggle and fail and don’t know what you’re…

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Pedro Hoffmeister

Author with Random House. TBI survivor who struggles. Poet. Climber. Former Writer-In-Residence of Joshua Tree National Park. Podcast: “Boring Is A Swear Word”