A dear uncle of mine gave me a book of stories from Christian Andersen when I was born. The book was in my bedroom all the time since I have memory, and I always enjoyed reading the stories (as tragic as they were for a child specially!) and looking at the surreal water color illustrations the book had. I guess I had always imagined how the little match girl looked, and it was a dream come true to finally visualize what I had in mind for years. Miss Amaryllis modeled for me, her being Dutch and her obsession with the little Match Girl made complete sense, there was almost no need for direction during the session. What a wonderful experience!