Inspiration leads to design for me. So, I have been taking this summer to refresh and refocus. Many hours have been spent walking through gardens, forests, sandy beaches, and my own backyard just observing the flowers, leaves, bugs, and critters around me. I have really enjoyed watching my children discover new things in old places. Nature always inspires me. I naturally look for patterns and designs in everything I see. Organic shapes and patterns seem to jump out of the woodwork...literally at times. I have been sketching like crazy, and tonight I sat down at my computer for the first time in over 2 months. It felt so good to create again. I felt inspired...and this is what I designed.