CHILDHOOD INFLUENCES

DENVER, COLORADO
I wanted to run away to Mexico. . .
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DENVER, COLORADO

DENVER, COLORADO

mom with my two now deceased brothers. . .

LOOK AT ALL THE FLOWERS!!!

LOOK AT ALL THE PRINT DRESSES IN THE 50's OF MY THREE GREAT AUNTS, MY MOTHER AND BOTH GRANDMOTHERS IN NORTH DENVER! (and see the flowers?)

I was influenced by everything FLORAL plus Art Deco furniture and nicknack's in their north Denver homes, and Uncle Jo's home-made wood craft-works in his shed near 32nd and Spear Blvd. . .

I wanted to run away to Mexico. . .

I wanted to run away to Mexico. . .

my Aunt Francis had a tall, red, metal pantry cabinet in the basement of her north Denver home. As a kid, I'd look at this Mexican decal & wished I could run away to Mexico, especially in the winter...

a recently discovered photo of us in Sunken Gardens. . . again, SEE THE FLOWERS?

My dear Grandma Brackett with my two brothers and I. See my smiling face in that LUSH GARDEN? The happiest times. . .