I went to the library last week and got a few books on tape to listen to while I draw and paint. If I could read a book and draw at the same time I would but this is the next best thing(sometimes the reader’s voice throws me off). I happened to notice an author from a much earlier time in my life and he was reading his own stories. Roald Dahl reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and others! And on a less than inspired creative day I listened to that first story and doodled. These are the results. If you have never read his work , and they are mostly children’s stories, he has a lovely twisted, hilarious, true and very imaginative way with words. I am not coming close to describing him well but between his words and his often used illustrator, Quentin Blake, he keyed right in to the secret mind and interests of a child. I remember hearing his words (my mom read to us regularly while we drew)and feeling that this was exactly what I always wanted a story to be but hadn’t known it. Well, I have come to the end of my memory lane. I hope that if memories drift up to the surface for you today that they are good ones.