This collection began with a drawing of this rusty old lantern that Deane has in her backyard. She picked it up at an antique store awhile back. She always has wondered what stories it holds.
She imagines pioneers hitting the dusty trail, horses hitched to their wagons and precious belongings packed. Maybe this lantern hung from their wagon, lighting their way into the unknow. Scared of what may be ahead but going forward anyway. Maybe it lead them to a new life, a new beginning, a new chance at happiness.
Life is about taking risks and chances not knowing the outcome, being adventurous and taking the unmarked trails that lead to somewhere, finding yourself along the way and being brave even when you stumble.