I added a bit more stitching to the block. I am satisfied with it now. I used some painted rayon seam binding on the right side of the heart. I think that balances things a bit. I feel like I have come out of my box with this block. Previously I had been stuck on embellishing the seams and wandering off of them was difficult for me. I think I am finally getting it! Also, I think you can see the sparkle a bit better in this image. Sparkle is always good!
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.