My art is an invitation to the viewers to feel the work, both literally and figuratively. The mark of the brush, the use of color or a particular stitch are used to actively used to engage the viewer. Working with a variety of mediums as well as incorporating different materials and techniques onto the surface, is an invitation for the audience to experience the art making process with me. Including embroidered images, either on tulle or directly on linens, is a new form of creative expression for me. The challenge for me is to create work that is informative, truthful, and celebratory. The imagery is inspired by personal history, familial history and vintage “glamour”. I chose to embroider because it is very methodical. It has come to be a form of meditation for me to some extent. Plus I love do working with color, patterns and texture; embroidery fulfills that need. This approach has allowed me to find a deeper level of creativity as well as to be more direct with the art making process.