What fun I had drawing this picture! I was once the cover artist for the Spouse's Magazine at one of the military bases. They needed something with an autumn theme, and I came up with this. It was at this time that I discovered a love of drawing animals, because that little mouse really brought a still life to a different level. I have been toying with the idea of doing illustration for a while now, and will be practicing along those lines with a children's book I have written called "The Mad Mouse and the Teeny, Tiny Turtle". I look forward to creating the characters and working on expressions and telling the story with pictures.