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the artist at
Lyon (at) TheLandofAmmaze.com
or call 808-261-0941
in Hawaii ( 6 hours earlier than NY time)
Angela says, "People ask me all the time,
"where did you get the inspiration for these images?"
Inspiration is a good word,
as at the time they came to me, these images literally saved
I had been going through
a particularly horrific time of depression and inability to make
a living, due to a protracted illness that left me weak and unable
to take care of myself. I was house-sitting - a hair away from
being homeless - and I was dead broke, feeling like I was starving,
and depressed to the core.
On this one cold, Januray
morning, I awoke with the thought that I couldn't bear it one
more day. I decided then and there that I would drive off one
of the many cliffs in the immediate surrounding area.
The instant I had that
thought, and the accompanying vision of bouncing off the cliff
and smashing onto the rocks below, I heard a voice in my head.
It was not my voice, as it was very definitely a man's voice.
I knew it wasn't outside of me, either, as I was lying in a tiny
little loft where no other body would have fit.
More interesting than who
the voice belonged to was what it said. It very clearly said,
in an amused tone, "Well, Angela, if you have an attitude
like that, you're already dead! Why don't you just
have some fun while you wait for your body to die?"
Immediately, I started
asking myself what it was that would be fun. No more thoughts
of driving off cliffes entered my head that day - or ever again,
As I laid in bed thinking
about what would be fun, I asked myself where would I want to
be, what would I want to be doing, who would I want to play with?
What kind of countryside would it be? What critters would live
This series of images are
the result of those questions. It took me the better part of
a month to do them all, and now they are a source of love, joy
and inspiration to me whenever I look at them. I hope they will
be that for you, too - a reminder that there is always something
loving and fun and rich in this world for you, your heart and
- Angela Treat Lyon