Journaling my journey as someone who makes unique handmade embellishments for the body, walls and dining tables. My materials include earthenware and porcelain clays, cloth, yarn, paper, glass beads and digital illustrations. I am a writer, visual storyteller, dreamer, working traveler, Pow Wow dancer, sharing maker of objects & an avid cook -- dyeing cloth on Skaru:'re Ancestral Homeland in Eastern North Carolina.
Come Back As A Flower
Mixed Media Self-Portrait (Sculpted clay mask, fabric & digital illustration)
2015 Day #48 ~ Ash Wednesday
The days of winter are rushing past me like a mighty wind. The land is being cleansed with sleet and now cold weather in the single digits. Ash Wednesday begins a season of reflection and redirection. I'm busy trying to make as much new art as possible. Finally finishing my "Stitch Book." It turned into a combination of 1) the decorative stitches possible with my sewing machine; 2) "Stupendous Stitching" techniques of Carol Ann Waugh; and 3) examples of hand embroidery. My goal is to incorporate these techniques in the whole cloth "Indigo Blues" wall hangings I'm creating. I'm trying to complete work for upcoming shows in March. Stepping up my game!