An Inspiration sparked by an unusual beautiful setting, an out of the ordinary event or a personal feeling, mood or story is often the beginning of a desire to share. A written rough draft of an idea, on any kind of paper near me, is my way of keeping track of this inspiration. Sometimes these words become a short poem accompanying the final tapestry; other times they are just a reminder to myself. An abstract visual interpretation again is transferred to paper, if lucky it makes it into my sketchbook. Once I am satisfied with the layout, size, texture and color I will start with the actual making of the artwork.