People always ask about artist's influences and,
often, the sources are surprising!
I know smoking is wrong (and I don't even smoke)
but I have collected 1920's smoking flapper objects for years.
They're so sassy, liberated and BAD,
I think they've become a muse for me of sorts.
Sometimes they even directly influence my artwork:
"The Hazards of Smoking"
Vaudeville series 2004