My source of inspiration is essentially a combination of my experience of love, appreciation, and gratitude. Sometimes and in fact often, my experience is through the words or expressions of others. Art is a way of sharing vision, a form of communication. Hawaii Island is in large part unspoiled. The people who live here practice aloha. There is a kindness and acceptance that matches the perfumed air we breathe. I have fallen into a love of the colors blue and green. The green of the trees, blue of the sky and ocean. Background of birdsong. Whether I am engaged in making pieces from sea glass or writing poetry or prose, or chasing images with my camera, it is all about what it is to experience this island and life here.