In gathering my muses together and consulting with them, I can’t forget some very important origins. In the 1970’s I was obsessed with pen and ink. I used a dip pen, Hunt 101, and bottled India Ink. I drew from my imagination, not using a model or photo reference (but I probably should have). My dream was to be a Childrens’ Book Illustrator. I marveled at the illustrations of John Tenniel in Alice in Wonderland, Dale Ulrey in The Wizard of Oz and of course Arthur Rackham in Grimm’s Fairy Tales. My subjects were always fantastical and as I study these today, I love them as if they were children.
Me and my best cat Chessa (black cat on the rock).
Me swimming at Lake Tahoe.
My children I hoped to have.