This is a collaborative piece produced for the Underground Art School as part of their ‘Art & Fear’ issue: A celebration of affirmation type. We chose to make a tribute to Max Ehrmann’s poem ‘Desiderata’ (Latin for ‘Things to be desired’).

Rachael Anilyse of Underground Art School magazine was a talented illustrator who we met online and who joined our community of creative friends. She published a magazine called Underground Art School which advocated art & creativity for art students, recent graduates, & creative professionals new to their field. We were fortunate to collaborate with her on several articles which we enjoyed tremendously. She graduated in 2006 from the Hartford Art School in Connecticut (USA) with a degree in illustration and minor in visual communication design (aka graphic design). Sadly she passed away in 2011.

Her artwork was a great inspiration to us and we will remember her always.