Simply being in nature, I find inspiration and energy while working abstractly or representationally—the style and materials depending upon the voice I wish to express. Often I don’t know how I will respond until I begin the process of creating. What if this? What if that? What if I glue anti-pipeline newspaper articles to canvas or paper and then develop the work from there? What if I apply rice paper, dirt, acrylic paint and acrylic medium to my work and develop this? What if I use as subject matter my husband’s nature-worn, wood and stone assemblages that grace our property? Risk-taking, reflection, development, and surprise are aspects of my process and keep me highly engaged. Along with the natural world, the magic of creativity is my guide.