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Mess is part of my creative process---I try many ideas at once, then edit. My studio is a messy place, but I know where everything is. When working on picture book drawings, I also make a mess, but it’s a digital one. Some of the drawings for Mr. Kitty Cleans House contain more than 50 photoshop layers. Each drawing can have as many as twenty versions. Chaos and mess are not the same.  Mess is a state of experimentation. Making art for me is about distilling something meaningful out of the mess.