I start with a vibrant mix of watercolors and allow the paints to flow onto the paper and seep into one another. I then search the background for the seeds that will allow the garden to grow as brilliant flowers and foliage burst forth and extend off the paper. As the garden is emerging it is constantly in motion until I realize I have brought you Hope. Creating "Gardens of Hope" helps me delve into the process of creating, I find a voice in creating that speaks my feelings. My "art-as-therapy" programs are meant to give support groups and their families a way to express what they are unable to say openly .