So much of what inspires me in nature inspires my felt. I have spent most of my years near the Pacific Ocean, much of it in the gray green forests of the Pacific Northwest. I have grown gardens and walked beaches my whole life. Sometimes when I stop to marvel at the colors, forms, light, or layered textures I see around me, I see felt in its various stages of being made. I think it is an old habit that I look outward and respond inward. It is the way I experience the world.