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I take inspiration from many sources, often finding ideas and insight during morning meditation. I love nature and am equally fascinated by human invention. From marionettes, to the human genome project, to the periodic table, and semaphore flags, they all speak to me. Perhaps they will speak to you as well.

inspiration, noun, in·​spi·​ra·​tion | \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən,  -(ˌ)spi-\
1  a:     a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and 

            communicate sacred revelation
    b:     the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions
    c:     the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
2:         the act of drawing in
            specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs
3  a:     the quality or state of being inspired
    b:     something that is inspired //
              a scheme that was pure inspiration
4:         an inspiring agent or influence



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I owe a huge debt to my husband, Paul. He has been at my side during this entire journey, encouraging me, loving me, and building whatever I need. Thank you, Paul. To our children and my very close friends - you are the best. I could not have done this without you. Your constant love and support has sustained me for many years. To my friends in the Dayton art community - your generosity, help, and guidance gave me the courage to start making my art again, thank you. Lastly, many thanks to my new-found Cleveland friends-in-art. I appreciate your warm and inviting welcome. Your talent inspires me to do my best and think outside of the box each and every day. Thank you all.

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