As a child, I loved to draw and color, write stories, and make up elaborate games. I didn't wonder if what I was creating was "good" or not; I simply immersed myself in the process. Now, at a very interesting time of my life (post-career, post-childraising, post-eldercare), I'm trying to recapture some of that carefree childhood creativity. My inspiration is the joy and excitement shown in this photo of me as a child. She is my inspiration for the colorful art journals, travel journals, and writing that I now create; for the challenging art studies in which I'm now engaged; and for my renewed interest in others' creative art. I love the process of getting to know her again, and I hope you'll enjoy meeting her too.