Monday, November 4, 2013


I recently finished my 7th module towards the Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery at the RSN.  As expected, the pieces are becoming more and more complicated to execute.  This time, my technique was Advanced Goldwork.  Amping it up for the "advanced" part was using more difficult threads and more precise techniques.

As I have moved through this program, I have decided to increase the artistic challenges on these pieces.  In these pieces, I am trying to do more and more original design rather than interpreting a photograph or drawing.

This time, I decided to play with moving into abstract interpretation.  I took a form, interpreted its skeleton and let the gold take over.

This is the inspiration for my goldwork piece ....

a spiral staircase in a tower.  Even though it is a hard structure made of stone, there is something very organic about this shot.  I love the movement and depth that it conveys as well as the feeling of taking a journey.

I think I captured the movement and journey of the piece ... as well as definitely going to the abstract.  I certainly wasn't literal!!

What do you think??

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Website!

I am excited to announce the launch of my new website! You can find information about my upcoming classes and events, learn how to hire me for commissions, and browse through my Gallery to see examples of my work.

Soon you will also be able to purchase kits and hard-to-find supplies in my online Shop.

Check it out at and let me know what you think.