LD: It influences it a lot, and not just my professional art. I do sketches in my notebook of harbors we stay in-like Three Mile Harbor and Hamburg Cove, last summer, where there were some particularly lovely boats at the time. While we're sailing, I'm mostly busy, but often thinking/imagining the glaciers and floods that created the waterways we know and love-and that comes out in the professional work. The charts of the New England coastline are really great visually, and bits and pieces also appear in a lot of the work. The fact that we often sail in familiar waters makes me imagine them as exotic and foreign, and I'll create charts and artifacts from these related, but imaginary journeys. Sometimes I'll take a perfectly ordinary set of waypoints from a sail in Long Island Sound and create a fantasy sea & terrain around them. Unpredictable New England weather also helps to fuel the fantasy. Odysseus has nothing on us!