Holly’s Inspiration

People, places and things that inspired her life and work

David Hockney

 

iPad paintings. What would the world be without Mr. Hockney?
 
 

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Aaron Kramer

 

Aaron made the wooden heart that appears on one of my book covers. He is a great talent, with a huge heart of his own.

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William Rosen

 

This is my brother-in-law and my hero. He began his own writing career at the age of 50 after being a big-deal publisher…

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Intricate drawings

 

by Riddle were inspired by the brilliance of Artist, Kurt Wahlner. Kurt is some kind of genius. He knows more about the minutiae…

Addie Holsing

 

My 7th grade teacher at Willard Junior High School in Berkeley, CA.
She changed my life by letting my class have a daily newspaper.

Robert College

 

The school I went to as a sixteen years old in Istanbul. The people there are inside me and I love Turkey and all of them.

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Flea Markets. Swap Meets. Garage Sales.

 

Go on Sundays to buy other people’s stuff. There are stories in everything you buy.

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Nijmegen, Holland

 

I was eight years old and I rode my rust-colored bicycle everywhere in Nijmegen. I see the streets some nights in my dreams.

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Store – Obsolete

 

on Main street in Venice, CA. Proprietor: Ray Azoulay, the hippest person in L.A. Visit his store. He knows what’s up.

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The Oregon Coast
  

You can travel the whole world and not find a place more beautiful.
 
 

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Ry Cooder
 

The inspiration for how Sam plays the guitar. He also is a great writer and is about to publish his first book 

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Anne Herlihy
 

Multimedia Artist and Designer Anne Herlihy. Freshman roommate in college. Sister I never had. Best friend forever.

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Calvin
 

I couldn’t help but think about one of my handsome sons, Calvin, for the personage of Sam.
 

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Dr. Paul Farmer
 

Founder of Partners in Health. The man who should rule the world.
  
  

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Raul Midon
 

My friends Wes and Marlow introduced me to him and he played in their backyard.
 

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To Sir With Love
 

This certain movie, seen at the right time in your life, stays with you forever.
 

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Neil Swaab
 

Talented, wonderful, cool artist who did the original ART which is the cover of I’ll Be There.

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Alex
 

My beloved nephew, and creator of my fun website! Click below to check out another one of his online projects.

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