I am a self-taught author and artist. My skills have developed from reading books, observing life, having a family, and dreaming my wild dreams.
Since childhood, I've expressed my vivid dreams and inspirations through visual art. But, in recent years, I've added writing as a new way to convey these explorations of the psyche.
Writing has become an unexpected adventure. I have journaled throughout my life, typically jotting my thoughts in a studio log when working on art in my old Airstream trailer. But writing as a creative outlet never crossed my mind.
One morning, I awoke from an intense dream where I found myself in a strange and intriguing world.
As usual, when I rose, I did a pencil sketch of the dream.
But that morning was anything but usual. I felt driven to write about the characters and experiences in this night world, and the story flowed out of me in a way I didn't know was possible.
After two weeks and three more dreams involving the main characters, I had written over 17,000 words, not realizing that the piece would eventually turn into an illustrated novel.
So here I am, traveling the path of a writer/artist, leading me to the most exciting creative experience of my life.
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