My inspirations come from a wide variety of sources: a walk in the woods on a crisp autumn day or on the beach on a hot, hazy summer day; a piece of exquisite fabric; a painting; an old photograph; a flower or a bird. The source may vary but the important presence of color and beauty never does.

These exquisite miniature crystal bottles from Italy are part of a collection of glassware that my grandfather started for my mother when she was a little girl, and which she passed on to me. I never tire of looking at their delicate shapes and colors.