After all of this snow, I think most of us are a little cabin fevered. I am ever hopeful for warm weather and no more snow. I thought I would post some of the hopeful little signs we have been seeing here. I found our first egg this morning. We have one aged hen left, whom I thought was beyond laying eggs, but there it lay this morning in the nesting box. I profusely thanked Aphrodite for her gift and then my daughter and I proceeded to cook it and eat it. What a great spring gift!
While out feeding the horses, I saw the beginnings of the daffodils, a bit worse for wear from the cold, but up and a sign of spring no less. I will post some of my projects later this week, mostly sewing clothes for my daughter for spring.
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.