I am inspired by fresh air, the smell of blooming lilacs, bright sunny days that aren’t too hot, but just right, days spent on the beach, and hikes on the trails. There is nothing better for the mind, body and spirit than taking in what nature provides us, especially at springtime! I also find inspiration by being part of a creative community, and visiting museums. There is so much to learn, and be inspired by, when viewing other artist’s work. I like to get as close as the guards will let me, and investigate every brush stroke on paintings. There are also sculptures and installations to investigate. As an artist, I always leave museums with ideas in mind for my own work.