I have been stitching in some form or another since childhood. Patchwork, knitting, dyeing, beading, crocheting, felting, embroidery, other surface embellishments, you name it. I’m a magpie in terms of collecting techniques. I guess I know a lot but don’t (or can’t) do a lot, or not a lot that is good quality artistically. The Americans would say that I haven’t “found my voice” yet. Perhaps I never will but I don’t want to die wondering….
So, this year (2013) I have promised myself and the friends who comprise MELD that I will put less emphasis on contributing my organisational and writing skills to the many good organisations and committees I belong to. With the time released, I will put more effort into improving my designs.
I have a program of monthly milestones to achieve. The first was to get a cleaner. That’s done. Next was to start a blog. Also done. mnfblog.com
Long term, I’d like to produce works that are recognisably mine, and that provoke thought about key social issues. I’d like them to be acceptable to galleries.