I have been getting a lot of enjoyment out of my sewing machine this week. I have been using the decorative stitches to embellish this hand-dyed silk. This photo doesn't capture the sparkle of the metallic threads that I have used. This started as practice for another piece that I am wanting to do. I think it will take it further with some couching, beading and hand stitching.
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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.