As I have mentioned our 'sinchie' guild challenge revolves around themes this year. Nature is the theme for October. This is my start on that project. I was inspired by a Craftsy class I watched the other day. Craftsy is free this week if you are interested. The class was about machine embroidery. I have a lovely sewing machine but it does not do machine embroidery. Nevertheless, I thought I might learn a little something from the class. I did! She showed how to machine stitch onto mylar. I thought well if you can machine stitch on mylar then you can hand stitch into it. I love exploring different things to stitch into so I cut out a leaf shape and have started stitching. There is still more stitching needed but it is an interesting material to use.
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.