I worked keenly to get this small quilt finished this week. I had been thinking I would put it in the quilt show at the School House in St. Jacobs later this month. I have rethought that because it is based on a workshop, Stupendous Stitching, from Carol Ann Waugh that I took online. Although I think I did some interesting things with this piece it isn't original. I used my own hand dyed silk and that was a complete pleasure. I also added beading and silk ribbon embroidery. It is intentionally not truly square. I think I pushed the boundaries of the workshop to make this uniquely mine but still is a derivative of Carol Ann's work.
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.