I love making art. I want to be an artist when I grow up. I want to support my family by selling my art. So then why do I get so anxious when I look at my work in progress!!!! I know this happens to a lot of artists and maybe it has something to do with my perfectionism, or the fear of judgement, or just the fact that I made a commitment to myself and following through is difficult. Whatever the reason, it’s uncomfortable to look at the work you love to do and feel a sense of dread. It makes me second guess myselfRead More →

Disclaimer: this post really is about the healing power of art – if I talk about my negative feelings about myself, I’m not looking for any type of compliment or reassurance, this is all a healing process and I’m becoming more aware of my feelings and how they can be very sneaky sometimes! I started this stitched self-portrait in mid February, 2019 and worked on it as often as I could over approximately 6 weeks. The image I used was a photo I took of myself in the morning, just out of bed and having taken the dog out, my hair was a mess, myRead More →

hand embroidered Hazel Eye

  This is my eye! My step-daughter took a picture of my eye while we were on the ferris wheel at Liberty Fest a couple summers ago. I really loved the detail in the image and decided to create a stitched image of it. While working on the piece I realized that in the reflection of the eye you can see two of the carnival rides in the distance – one is the giant swing that spins around and the individual swings go higher and further out… the other is the boat style ride that pendulums from one side to the other and when itRead More →