After the show and the holidays, I've been looking forward to Jan. as a time for pure experimentation and stitching just for the sake of the stitch. But due to the timeliness of the subject, I've been invited to put my hearts in two more shows for Feb.
I am very honored to be the feature artist for Feb. at the Portland Central Library. Some of my work will be on display in the lobby and then hearts for sale in the gift shop. I am also very happy to be in the "Heart of the Matter" show at Guardino Gallery, my favorite gallery in Portland.
I made this heart for my friend Maggie. Maggie is remodeling a historic mansion and has decorated her bedroom in pale silver blue. When I found this old blue velvet, I knew it was meant for her. It turned out to have some stretch to it, which gave this one a few more bumps than most. Some of the bits come from her decorating scraps, and they unravelled when I looked at them, giving this one an extra shabby look.