The Vivaldi Flower Petal Table was started in the two-week rest period between the first and second of my stem cell infusions at the Myeloma Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Though I was not supposed to be in my shop, let alone using power tools, I had to know I was still able to create. The starting of the Vivaldi Flower Petal Table and being back in my studio, though briefly, propelled me through the second go-round of the intense chemotherapy prior to the final stem cell infusion. Though it would be another two years before I could finish the table, knowing it was there waiting to come to life got me through the hundreds of needle pricks, stomach shots, port changes and never-ending bone marrow biopsies. It is made from American black walnut.