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Wood Patterns

Today’s Arabesque painting is different. It’s inspired by wood patterns. It’s an idea that came to me this morning while I was writing. It came from a old working table that’s featured in my Galveston ghost story. My friend in Amsterdam (Dana from The Amsterdamian) suggested, when read an early draft, that there should be an object from the old haunted mansion that I describe, and that shows up in all three timelines of the story. I decided on the old table on which Suzanne draws in the late 1800s, Betty in 1961, and Katie in 2008. They each like to observe the patterns in the wood, finding figures and flowers.