I find my muse in many places but the muse that I find most often is the written word muse and to this muse I am most grateful.

I found Virginia Woolf’s extraordinary novel To the Lighthouse inspiring. As I read Woolf’s brilliantly crafted novel of thoughts and observations I found myself jotting word combinations like “flamingo clouds” and “incorrigible hope” on Post-it notes that I attached to the side of my computer screen. By the time I finished the book I had more than a dozen notes, each one containing a phrase that had the power to create a vision in my head. Using fiber paste covered canvas and watercolors I set out to make those phrases come alive.