When I share with you a desk view or a peek at what I am sewing on my blog you have about a ten percent chance of ever seeing the project in its entirety any time soon as a vast amount of what I do is made for use in some kind of publication, it can take any were from a few month to a year before I can fully share the end results. I came up with my "desk view..." and "sewing this now..." as my way to share my process as well as a way to keep up with blogging.
I Made "Meadows of Devotion" last summer, I knew it was going to be used in Somerset Studio so this pushed me to go a little more mixed media and less fabric. Sure I was going to stay true to my style and stitched most of the project but I use mostly papers and paints.
I have been working more on expanding my work into a place that I am still a little unsure of, however I do know that this piece has led me towards that direction some how. I will be teaching two workshops this year Exploration into Mixed Media in Arizona and Personal Exploration in Connecticut. Both of these workshops will be based on the progression of my new direction of combining more hard and soft surfaces together.
I hope you will pick up a copy of the January/February issue of Somerset Studio to read about how my parents love and devotion inspired me to create "Meadows of Devotion"
"I have come to think of nature and love as not only an offering from above, but as something that can truly nourish the mind, body and soul."
(thanks Mom and Dad for your inspiration!)