My studio walls hold two large bulletin boards. I decorate these with snippets of projects in progress, images and words that inspire me, and other items of fascination. Some of the things collected there are…

Milagros and a rusty old keyhole purchased at a flea market in Merida, Mexico

A reproduction of Anselm Kiefer’s sculpture of a book with wings

A photograph of my husband with our lab, Trinity, at 8 weeks old

Tear-outs from the Pottery Barn catalogue of interesting frames

A show announcement for Jules Greenberg’s Fallen exhibition

The Peace Prayer of St. Francis

A packet of cards with bright red words printed on them – words like magic, devotion, grace, miracles, etc. – purchased at the Paper Source

A list of how to move forward with a current project, shooting still lives of collages created inside bottles

A photograph of me at around age 6, working in my father’s art studio

A picture torn from the New York Times Book Review of surrealists Lee Miller and Tanya Ramm reading the paper in bed in 1929 in Paris

A package of gold leaf

Quotes by artists like Agnes DeMille, Jane Hirshfield, Robert Bly, ee cummings, and these words by Mary Oliver:

Let me keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still
and learning to be astonished.