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!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

29 Faces in 28 Days - day 6

Back to fabric...

Here's an artsy fartsy face.

Though I have tons of fabric, none were the color I wanted for the skin... 
so like any obsessive creative person, I had to create it.
Heaven forbid that I be forced to use something too light or too dark, no, no.

The face fabric was painted using one of my own silkscreens,
some paint added in other places here and there,
then some sketchy free motion stitching.
Here's the link to Ayala Art. This project is herbaby:

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

This link will take to to my artFace blog dedicated to all things face: 


  1. I love your colorful faces! How fun and creative that they're designed with fabric! I'm looking forward to seeing more :)

  2. Thank you Maggie. I really enjoy making them!

  3. Wow, this is awesome! I wouldnt even begin to know how to work with fabric. Envious here! :)

    1. oh, thanks...but I can't do what YOU I'm envious too!