I don't know if I had an 'amazing' childhood but it was very pleasant for the most part. There was a wide open field in a valley next to my house as well as a woods, a pond and a creek. I remember Autumn leaves and snow. I still get a certain tingle when I look at photos of Autumn and Winter scenes that remind me of my childhood. Even though I live in Florida, it still gets cooler and can even get rather chilly at times in Winter. This gives me the same sort of tingle. I try to infuse my own Autumn and Winter feelings into my paintings along with surreal/fantasy elements.