A couple inspirations have come up lately:

1. Artist Betsy Barnum has work up at Mount Currie Coffee Company. Her work is breathtaking… Full of depth and life! Take a look at her site: REVERIE STUDIO

Here is a sample:

2. The Cats of Mirikitani
Gripping film about Jimmy Mirikitani, “Master Artist”. The film is by a little saint: Linda Hattendorf… I highly recommend it. You are able to see how you need a little help sometimes and have to overcome your cultural pride to get it!

It’s interesting to see because it relates to the internment camps my father and his family were sent to during WWII. Check out the movie, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival!

Samples of Jimmy’s work: