New artwork! These little 4" x 6" paintings were inspired by the traditional Kokeshi dolls of Japan. This was all set off about a year ago when I spotted these at the Philadelphia Art Museum which led me to research, which led me to drawing. They started in my sketchbook with the simple shape of the dolls and patterns culled from Japanese fabrics and papers (although the 3rd one here is looking like somewhere in Africa, right?) More to come.