If you watch the movie Hoosiers, you will have a good idea of how I grew up. These days I work as a librarian, continue to create messes in the kitchen, and dream about traveling westward. My favorite reading materials are cookbooks, picture books, atlases, books about books, and artists’ memoirs. Laughing tears, spirited hearts, food sharing, changing seasons, and honest expression keep me inspired. My sister and I coined the cozywalls name when I painted murals on kids’ bedroom walls a few years ago. Now it’s the place I record and share good times in photos and a few words.