My family and I went up to see the Gene Stratton-Porter Historical Site on Sylvan Lake near Rome City, Indiana. It was so beautiful. I loved the gardens. I picked up a book of poetry by Stratton-Porter prior to the trip. I am inspired by the fact that she accomplished so much; writing – novels, poetry, and for women’s magazines, photography and then making films of her novels. She even built houses! And she was a mother as well. I tell myself, if she could accomplish all of that and during the first quarter of the twentieth century without all of our modern conveniences, then I should have no problem producing many paintings.