Digital freehand portrait art ,done with a WACOM ,PSE 8,a MAC ,and me .
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE inspired by both the criminal and insane mind !
The “murderous old lady” plot line may also have been inspired by actual events that occurred in a house in Windsor Connecticut where a woman, Amy Archer-Gilligan, took in boarders and allegedly poisoned them for their pensions. in 1907 Archer and her then husband, James Archer, opened The Archer Home for Aged people. 60 murders (including those of her two husbands) occurred between 1907 and 1916 when police finally caught up with her. Local merchants testified that Archer-Gilligan had purchased large quantities of arsenic. “To kill rats”, she said. On July 1, 1919 she was found guilty of murder in the second degree by reason of insanity and was sentenced to life in prison. in 1924 she was declared “hopelessly insane” and was transferred to a mental institution where she stayed until her death in 1962 at the age of 89.