Woman Reading from a Piece of Paper in an Art Studio 

Deborah Rogers

How long have you been a member of The Bookies?

 I think about ten years. My original impetus was to learn how to make my own journals.

Who are your biggest artistic influences?

Mostly abstract painters: Kandinsky, Klimt, Caland, Hundertwasser, David Mankin (current).

What is your favorite time of day to create?

Mornings are my most productive time for anything.

Describe your ideal working environment.

Plenty of flat surfaces (floor counts!), lots of light, and a closed door.

Does a particular food, drink, or song inspire you?

 I love Mickey Hart’s world music collaborations — they make me dance!