I knew nothing about this book or its writer, but chose it on a whim! My intuition was SPOT-ON! What an inspiring read. The lessons/ demos well paced with lots of examples, and, unlike many writers of craft books who miss out stages of their thinking process, Valerie has every stage, and even examples of front and back examples so the reader knows where they are. And a delightful discovery was the use of Haikus to develop a mental mood/ inner creative environment/focus. Words attached to the pictures are a magic use of symbolism for me to plough my sensing feeling of the semi-real/semi-surreal into my project. Well done, Valerie S Goodwin, and thank you.