I have been working on this sand pail weaving for more than 2 years now. I seem to find ways to avoid weaving it. I have finished a few weavings in between, but now I really want to get this one done. The sand pail has been a real challenge for me. I have woven and rewoven the thing about 8 times. I think I am finally done. In the last reweaving process, I wove it, looked at it a day later and found that it had regressed rather than gotten better. I then unwove it yet again, and wove it once more. I am still not 100% happy with it, but I think now if I try to fix it again, it will again get worse rather than better. This tapestry has been a big learning experience for me. I feel that I have learned a lot about weaving tapestries with it. I am going to get back to it this morning as soon as I finish the bills. One of life's pesky little things we can't avoid.
My art has always been driven by my love of the natural world. I like to portray the little things in a big way. I tend to scale my views of nature either full scale or oversized, so that details of color and structure become visible in new ways, conveying the essence of each object and scene as I experience them. I believe that every person has a special relationship to nature, yet in capturing the abstract elements of a plant or animal, it is my hope that people feel a desire to take the time to look more closely at the nature that surrounds them and perhaps gain a new appreciation for each small thing.
My art-to-wear is as much about the process. My designs are usually a mix of recycled fabrics and unique new fabrics , and embellished with ribbon, appliques, or hand stitching. My goal is to design and sew a unique, and eye catching, piece of wearable art that you love to wear.