This is my second piece from the Textile.org Facebook challenge. Cas Holmes was the challenge leader this week and asked us to make a small fabric collage that was inspired by something around our home. My husband had bought a bouquet of flowers when he was getting us groceries so I used that for my inspiration. It was fun to go through my bits and pieces and use them up. I honestly wonder why I hang on to such small bits sometimes but then they do come in handy. I posted about this piece earlier in the week and didn't feel like it was quite done. I decided to add some found poetry to it and feel that is now complete. I have loads of old book pages kicking around because I alter books. I really enjoy cutting out words and phrases and putting them together to make a 'poem'.
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.