"Meet Mollie... She is the first in my new French Market, Petite Bohemienne series inspired by my childhood. For a few years we lived in a cozy little cottage that had somehow survived smack dab in the middle of a metropolis. It was so lovely and unexpected with a whimsical stone wall and a yard that was ever overwhelmed with wild flowers. In the summers the butterflies were everywhere. Years later, the cottage is the place in my heart that I paint from. After all, every now and then it is nice to remember that once upon a time, when the world was different, I lived in sweet little sundresses and saddle shoes... Art Note: This image started as a paper applique collage. Some hand sketching was added. Charcoal, Ink, Watercolor and Acrylic Painting techniques were incorporated. "