It began with this: two typewriter keys, artistically altered, found in a Seattle street market while on vacation. I passed them to my friend, noting the profound message. Storm? Row! She'd been looking for some daily inspiration while she traversed life's choppier waters and she bought the keys. I didn't think about or see the keys again until years later. I'd come upon my own heavy weather, and in the midst of it, a package arrived. Seeing that I needed reminding of the valuable combination of courage + steady, patient focus, my vintage friend surprised me with them. Just keep rowing.
And I did. And I do. And here I am.
Currently, I'm excited about typography, book cover art, and combining my words and pictures in illustrated novels, where art gets tucked between structured chapters. In the end, with all I create, I aim to find the lovely freshness and pretty otherness. Then it's just a matter of plopping them in the boat and rowing toward the light.