In order to continue my domestic themes with a multicultural twist, Houston’s Cultural Arts Council awarded me an Individual Artist's Grant in 2003. I was then able to illustrate childhood symbols in homes ranging from Bangladeshi to Swiss to Russian. Nothing was set up; sweetened cereals and dolly baths cut across cultural boundaries. MFA Houston‘s Anne Wilkes Tucker noted, “They’re not about childhood. They’re about the way we live now.” My point exactly.