This bead journal I have done in preparation for teaching a beading class next year. I have worked diligently to have a lot of interesting bead embroidery stitches on this piece. I am calling it finished for now but feel like there is something not quite right about it. I am unsure what it is so I will set it aside and wait for the answer to come to me.
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.