In October 2007, I severely injured my shoulder, which required numerous surgeries. Consequently, I was confined to the house for many months.

My daughter bought me a small book of handmade papers and as time passed I proceeded to fill it with interpretations of the flowers & plants I received.

These gifts not only cheered me up but I found working with pen & ink an unusually meditative experience.

Judith Jaffe
ArtSpace, Maynard, studio 115