Slow Stitch

Slow stitch is a new form of meditation. The idea is to not think too hard, just find your rhythm and get in the zone. My Art Group challenge this month was to use the inspiration of an artist by the name of Pauline Burbidge from Scotland. I chose to emulate her stitch drawings of nature. My new plant I just picked up for Easter was the perfect subject. I am enjoying the process very much, mostly because it’s very freeing and not at all precise. I love loose work and this fits my esthetic just fine.

Runaway Train

Last couple of years I felt my life was like a Speeding train – a little out of control. I decided I was the metaphorical conductor and could decide the speed of my train. Also, who I could invite on and who I would kick out! Digitally manipulated photo printed on cotton and made into a Photo Fiber Panel.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

This year my Ukrainian Easter Eggs that my nephew Gregory gave me from his world travels take on a new meaning. Each time I pass them on my way through the dining room I try to say a silent prayer for the victims, families, and relatives in Ukraine. God knows how long or how much more suffering will ensue but I have always had faith that my one little prayer will somehow reach one other person who needs it to face their trials. I hope my prayer lands on someone who needs it today.

Snowy Owl, Rhode Island

For maybe the first time in a long time I understand the power of connecting with nature. This was a serendipitous encounter with the elusive Snowy Owl. It felt Almost mystical when I turned my head to the right and immediately made eye contact with this raptor sitting on the ocean rocks early one morning before Thanksgiving 2021. When I think of how I could have just walked right by I get chills. She has grounded me and I don’t think I will forget this feeling for a long time.