""The greatest inspiration, the greatest teacher, the greatest resource to this artist is the natural world around me.   Every day begins with a prayer of thanks for the rising sun and the chance to see the beauty in another day.   If we are not active to protect and preserve this beautiful world we are blessed to be a part of we are fooling ourselves into thinking that life as we know and enjoy it can be sustained here."   Sandra L. Strohschein   "

I am involved in the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.  This is an organization founded by friends of mine from Bulgaria and I have actively supported it and it's members for the past five years.  While I am not often able to help with their special projects due to location, the proceeds from my art sales go to the support of this group and members.