After much urging, Olivia Schemanski has at long last put down in words her journey as an artist. With this book she explores what made her the artist that she has become, and how those lessons can be passed on to other generations. Along with a little history, both personal and historical, she lays out, step by step, in words and illustrations, her thoughts and process in creating many of her most beautiful and impressive works. The many illustrations of her drawings and paintings serve as a visual touchpoint to accompany her concise descriptions of the different steps that go into building the layers of color, texture and detail that go into every one of Olivia's works of art. Whether you are an artist, or you just enjoy looking at art, this book will give you insite into the mind of one of America's best. Enjoy.