As an artist, I am always viewing my world from the standpoint of awe. Inspiration comes from seeing things that no one else may value. I look at everything as if it is potential imagery for a work. When doing photography, I typically shoot the little things and then combine them to create the work.
Artists are always thinking of time. Time to create, time to ponder, time to learn new things, and time to seek out avenues to show.
For most of us, me included, life, job, children, and home all have dibs on your time. For an artist, the sacred studio is the area where they can shut out the world and refuse the interruptions of life in order to focus only on the art.
Leslie Elliottsmith is an fine artist and for the past 38 years an art educator. She has worked in many mediums and feels no limitation on which to use or explore. Her overwhelming desire is tell a story through the imagery.