The idea of "Alphabet Menagerie" was born over three years ago as a pet project of mine to illuminate the letters of the alphabet. What began as an offshoot of my “Tree People” series has evolved into a collaboration that also includes the writing community of the Crested Butte area. Visually, this alliterated alphabet excites children of all ages with its imagery, lavish details, and vibrant colors. created using brush and ink work, and watercolors. Equally as colorful are the stories, vignettes, and poems written by area writers and poet who have been invited to bring the letters to life. Recently I have published this collection of stories and poems with the alphabet as “Alphabet Menagerie, The Crested Butte Debut”.