What I Learned From My Mother—

Pedro Hoffmeister
2 min readMay 14

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…

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”