Another form of art I have been exploring as of late is embroidery. Something I have always wanted to learn and so I am teaching myself. I am trying to play with it more and learning as I go. I find embroidery helpful for those times when I want to make art but I am dealing with stress or exhaustion and thus also want to lie on the couch.
This is a recent series of work that I completed. Very different than my usual work, in that there is no human present. These pieces happened very quickly, and I created them intuitively, without thinking too much. I started by painting freely with watercolor and then went over the pieces with chalk pastel. The spheres, houses, and leaves were recurring motifs and the emotions expressed surrounded my thoughts of what it means to be at home, both figuratively and literally.
These 10 works are currently hanging up at The Hive Artisan Co-op in Lewiston, ME, where they will remain until the end of May.