I often begin a piece with an idea, a play on words, or a sketch. The sketch on the upper left is from my Cinderella Pillow series. The sketch on the bottom is from "The Key to Art-emis" which initially had a bronze cape on it. Because of a time crunch, I cast the bronze and glass at the same time. Unfortunately, they didn't fit each other, but the glass was beautiful on it's own. The bronze cape sits in my studio waiting for me to have the time to cast a new dress. There is a list of women artists names that are inscribed into the glass dress.