A while back, when I was at a ceramics supply store, I picked up an art show opening card that caught my eye. The artist was Hasley Chait, and the card accompanied me as a beautiful bookmark all through Gaiman's American Gods, which is a work of art in itself.

Chait's work got my attention mostly because it looked a lot like my own doodling--very detailed with precise lines. And there are similar subjects: a silhouetted bird, a mesh of irregular boxes, organic forms that spore and evolve into other things on the page. But I also feel like I can take a lot out of the pieces, as long as I take care to keep my work mine.

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