Artistic Process: What inspires you?

"My daughter did a drawing of a cupcake that was so cute I had to try and make it in glass. Or course no real cupcake is safe from my hungry maw either. My oceana beads were inspired by the work and videos by renowned lampwork artist Kate Drew-Wilkinson. The family is quite crazed about the ocean: fishing, sailing, aquariums - never enough new aquariums to go to."