q is for queens
Well, in all honesty, this is a bit of a stretch. Queens, in and of themselves, don’t really inspire me. But, Q is admittedly a difficult letter, and if I dig a little, I can see how it all connects. Despite the fact that I wouldn’t place queens high on my list of inspirations, I do find that there is a distinct attraction to the idea of royalty. This is especially true when I begin to think of it in terms of my own ancestry. Family legend says that we are direct descendents of Kaiser Wilhelm’s personal tailor on one side and to one of Sweden’s kings on the other. Whether or not these tales are true, I like imagining that we could have a royal European castle or some hidden store of wealth just awaiting the rightful heirs to come reclaim their treasure. Perhaps it’s thoughts such as these that led me to create a series of playing cards using my relatives as the King, Queen, and Jack. Whatever it is, these are fun thoughts to ponder over. Intriguing paths down which the mind can easily wander.