Artwork: New Life
From the series “Seeing Visions, Dreaming Dreams, Praying Prayers”
20 in (h) x 22 in (w)
Materials: Hand painted cotton (manipulated), watercolour pencil imagery, pewter, thread; mounted
onto a fabric wrapped wooden frame
Techniques: Painting; Artist created metalwork applique; Beading; Bobbin stitching; Free motion stitching (Non-digitized machine embroidery) and quilting
I began working with a freeing design incorporating butterflies (a symbol of new life) and growth imagery - working with familiar techniques in a new way. It became a way of seeking answers to life’s
challenges. The process grounded me – the ‘vision’ of the visioning quest opened before me. I find that this kind of grounding allows me to access my intuition, and perhaps even attain a glimmer of enlightenment in preparation for the dance of life.