Guitar player Howard Hamilton talked about what made the Red Pens special was the connection he felt with his partner. Before forming this band, he had felt that other bands were “false versions of making music.” Has there been a time in your life where something has just clicked and felt right? When was it? What happened to change the way you felt about the situation? How are different types of energy expressed through each form of art? How could you express yourself with this type of art?

Painter and drummer Laura F. Bennett frequently paints her versions of the songs that the Red Pens play. Create your own piece of art that portrays your favorite piece of music.