The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Friday, February 15, 2013

29 Faces in 28 Days - day 16 & 17

 I started out going in one direction today,
but ended up in a completely different one...

Both were done on canvas,
one with gesso applied first, the other not.

Layers of paint were applied, then stencils, papers and fabric.
 The freemotion face was stitched last.

I had numerous thread breaks...
and probably won't stitch on painted canvas any time soon.
At some point I will add embellishments.
Here's the link to Ayala Art. This project is her baby:

Here's the link to the list of participating artists:

This link will take to to my artFace blog dedicated to all things 
Note: Please be respectful of my images, which are all originals.


  1. You are doing a great job with your 29 faces. Thanks for sharing. Love your interesting style.

    1. ¡Gracias tanto! Me encanta lo que hacen también.

  2. Wonderful, I always go one way and then the other and I love it because it opens doors I never thought would open. BTW my sewing machine is laid on the lawn because I just hate breakage and couldnt see where to put the threat anymore. Time for new glasses and maybe a new sewing machine :)

    1. OMG.. just get a nice strong light to put near the needle when you thread it! Don't throw away the whole machine!! Silly silly girl....