A lot of MAD visitors ask me about my inspiration. Where do I get all my ideas and images? My response is that I make a lot of drawings. When ever I teach a workshop that's longer than an afternoon, a big component is always drawing. I probably make a hundred ho hum drawings for every one that is really good. It's a warm up exercise, like those stretches that I'm supposed to do before working out (I'm much better about drawing!) I also do a lot of writing, and a lot of jotting down of quick thoughts before they float out of my brain forever. I try to always have a sketchbook nearby, but sometimes I write on any old piece of paper and glue it into the book later. Good thing I'm into that layered look!