The images I create come from examining the grounds left after life experiences have filtered through my unconscious mind. My poems are inspired by a word heard incorrectly, a faux pas in conversation, or events best described as silly fictions. I illustrate these stories and ideas, make them visual, and thus illuminate their reality. I have drawn and written stories since I was 5 years old, but I was too attached to my artistic creations to ever part with them. Etching metal plates enables me to make multiple prints that are all originals! The etched plate is truly a labor of love and a medium that provides the texture and mysterious compliment to my poems, personal anecdotes and creative musings.