I will begin with one of my paintings. I walk almost daily and I pass by these old firetrucks in a field. I love the rusty color of the trucks and the way the weeds were growing around them. After receiving permission from the owner I took several photos of the trucks from many angles. I then did a detailed drawing and painted them in watercolor. I used the image of this painting in the publicity for my last exhibit. A friend, a retired fire chief, saw the painting and purchased it from me. You never know where your inspiration will come from or with whom your art will strike a chord.